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FileNotFoundException while sending Mail as attachment using javamail

Param Ramli

Joined: Dec 27, 2002
Posts: 2
hi there,
I have used a jsp page which calls a java bean to send mail with attachment.The bean uses Javamail API's to do this.But i encountered a FileNotFoundException when i did run the jsp file ,even as the file selected to be attached was present.

Please inform me where has it gone wrong.
i have enclosed my files below,
<b>SendMail with Attachment</b>
<form action="mailer.jsp" method="post">
<table width=50% border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=3 bgcolor=#F2F2F2>
<td width=40%><b>From :</b></td><td><input type="text" name="from"></td>
<td width=40%><b>To :</b></td><td><input type="text" name="to" ></td>
<td width=40%><b>Subject :</b></td><td><input type="text" name="subject" ></td>
<tr><td width=40%><b>Attachment :</b></td><td><input type="file" name="path" ></td>
<td width=40%><b> Message :</b></td><td>
<textarea rows="8" cols="50" name="message"></textarea></td>

<input type="submit" value="Send"></input>

<%@ page language="java" import = "jspbean.MailerBean" %>
String to=request.getParameter("to");
String from=request.getParameter("from");
String message=request.getParameter("message");
String subject=request.getParameter("subject");
String path=request.getParameter("path");

<jsp:useBean id="mailer" class="jspbean.MailerBean">
<jsp:setProperty name="mailer" property="*"/>


mailer.sendMail(path); %>

<br><center>Email has been sent successfully to <%= to %>.<br>
package jspbean;
import java.util.*;
import java.util.Properties;
import javax.mail.*;
import javax.mail.event.*;
import javax.mail.internet.*;
import javax.activation.*;
public final class MailerBean extends Object implements Serializable {
/* Bean Properties */
private String to = null;
private String from = null;
private String host = "";
private String subject = null;
private String message = null;

//private String path = null;

public static Properties props = null;
public static Session session = null;

/* Setter Methods */
public void setTo(String to) { = to;
public void setFrom(String from) {
this.from = from;
public void setSubject(String subject) {
this.subject = subject;
public void setMessage(String message) {
this.message = message;
//public void setfilepath(String path) {
//this.path = path;
/* Sends Email */
public void sendMail(String path) throws Exception
String filepath=path;
throw new Exception("Could not send email.");
props = System.getProperties();
session = Session.getDefaultInstance(props, null);

MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(session);
new InternetAddress(;
message.setFrom(new InternetAddress(this.from));
//create the message part
MimeBodyPart messageBodyPart= new MimeBodyPart();
Multipart multipart= new MimeMultipart();

//part two is attachment
messageBodyPart= new MimeBodyPart();
FileDataSource source= new FileDataSource(filepath);
messageBodyPart.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(source));


catch (MessagingException e)
throw new Exception(e.getMessage());

/* Checks whether all properties have been set or not */
private boolean everythingIsSet() {
if(( == null) ||(this.from==null)||
(this.subject == null) || (this.message == null))
return false;
if(("@") == -1) || (".")
== -1))
return false;
if((this.from.indexOf("@") == -1) || (this.from.indexOf
(".") == -1))
return false;
return true;
Michael Morris
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 30, 2002
Posts: 3451
Moving this to the JSP forum.

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