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Sending multiple mails through threads

Jaydeep Deshmukh
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Joined: Sep 10, 2002
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Hi All,

In our current application, the emails are being sent out to the relevant users in a procedural manner...one after another.

Now this needs to be changed to doing it using threads. I have two questions here.
1. Would this be as straight forward as spawning a thread per email to be sent? Would there be any exceptional scenarios?
2. What if any of the mails fail to go out and throw and exception. How do I keep tabs as to from which thread this exception occured?

Thanks in advance
Jaydeep
Ken Blair
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Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 1078
Sounds like the kind of thing that would make use of an ExecutorService. You probably don't to waste resources creating a new thread for every single mail to be sent. By using an ExecutorService or a similar construct you can put the burden of creating and managing threads on another object and instead pass it a Runnable or Callable and get a Future back if you need to know the result.
 
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