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is it possible to send mail within LAN?

Saravanan Thirugnanam

Joined: Jan 19, 2005
Posts: 20
Hi all,
I am trying to send mail to a small number of systems which were connected through the intranet.For this purpose i have searched google and came to know about JavaMail API for this purpose. But it requires a Mail server name , and from and to address of receipients etc .But i dont have Mail server and Email IDs created for receipients . I know only the computer names of the target machines(Which were connected through the LAN).Is it possible to send mails to the machines ? Can i use JavaMail API for this purpose . If so what Name should i give for the Mail server Name(Host name)?Advanced Thanks for ur suggestions.

saravanan T
Arun Prasath
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 192
Java Mail API is just a mail client. You need to have a mail server installed/setup first. There are free ones available on the net. You can download and set up accounts in the server.

Mail server generally will have a pop3 server(for retrieving mails) and smpt server.(for sending mails)
Use your java client(which uses java mail api) to connect to mail server(POP3 server) for retrieving mails and (SMPT server) sending mails.

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