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gaurav chhabra
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Joined: Jul 24, 2004
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hello sir

i m old to java but new to java mail.........
i m intrested in making a mail application and in several tutorials i have read that we have to set SMTP and POP server.........but i can only work on my machine and does not know my SMTP and POP3 server name .so what shoud i do.........
i m desperete to make this mail application.........
plz help me out.....................plz please

thank you
Merrill Higginson
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I'd suggest setting up an SMTP mail server on your own computer for test purposes. I did a search for "smtp mail server free" on google and got lots of hits.

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Arun Prasath
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Java Mail API cannot be used as a mail server. It can only be used as a mail client.

For sending mails using Java Mail API, you can try connecting to pop3 servers of free email accounts. yahoo and hotmail provide pop3 access at some cost.

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