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send email with authentication

Bernd Stransky
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Joined: Nov 20, 2001
Posts: 47
Hi,
I am looking for an easy way to send emails via smtp and with authentication.
I have used the sun.net.smtp.SmtpClient classes from the J2SE JDK so far, which do not have authentication.
I looked at JavaMail, but my understanding is that this is part of J2EE. I just don't want to install the complete J2EE and only use a little piece of it. Also, when I bundle JavaMail with my application, could I just ship 1-2 jar files out of the J2EE?
or are their any other free java applications available to do that?
Thanks,
Bernd
Wayne L Johnson
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Joined: Sep 03, 2003
Posts: 399
You can use the JavaMail API w/out including all of J2EE. In general I use is "mail.jar" and "activation.jar", the first from JavaMail and the second from JAF. Both can be downloaded from Sun. I've used JavaMail not only to send email (w/ and w/out attachments) but to retrieve mail using IMAP. It works fine.
Nehul NN
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 45
I have configure my application same way using Tomcat without J2EE. Just add "mail.jar" & "activation.jar" classpath or /WEB-INF/lib directory of tomcat.
 
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