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set return path in MimeMessage

Jilani Jidni

Joined: Feb 06, 2007
Posts: 8
Hello everyone,

I was send mail by using javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage vi send mail. And its working. But when a email is bounce like email address is invalid then the bounce email aren't store into INBOX. May be its happening for setHeader return-path. I am trying to set it but its not working. Here is my code:

MimeMessage message = ((JavaMailSenderImpl) mailSender).createMimeMessage();
MimeMessageHelper helper = new MimeMessageHelper(message, false);
helper.setSubject("Test Mail");
message.setContent(messageText, "text/html");
((JavaMailSenderImpl) mailSender).send(message);

please tell me what I am doing wrong.

Thanking you
Golam Jilani Jidni

With Regards<br /> Jilani Jidni<br /> Bangladesh
Rubel Ahammad

Joined: Feb 05, 2005
Posts: 19
Hello Jidni,
I was also facing similar kind of problem. But at last i was able to track bounced mails by setting "mail.smtp.from" property to the desired email address.

As far as I know, You dont need to set reply path header to track bounced mail.


Hope this will help.

rubel ahammad<br /> <br />SCJP 1.4 (91%)<br />SCWCD 1.4 (Preparing)
Jilani Jidni

Joined: Feb 06, 2007
Posts: 8
Dear Rubel,

Thanks for your reply.
I agree. Here's the link:
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