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Problem in sending mail using Servlets

jeyaveera pandian
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 39
We are encountring a problem while using class.
For a given emailid ,the exception thrown is ,it is not able to relay on that id.
we're using SmtpClient s=new SmtpClient("");
actually,what this constructor implies? and why we are passing string argument to constructor.Whether it have any importance or not
Please send a solution for this
Jayson Falkner
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Joined: May 07, 2001
Posts: 57
Where is this email package you are using coming from?
Taking a guess at your question the constructor looks like it wants a SMTP host. The issue with this can be one of many things but, usually it is one of these two. First the arguement is not even a SMTP host for you to use or second some SMTP hosts will only allow email to be sent from registered users.
eg: I work on JSP Insider. I can send email using my reply address as . I cannot send email with the reply address . This is because the JSP Insider SMTP server will refuse to send mail from unknown senders(
Your error is more then likely one of those two things. SMTP servers are the bane of email bliss. I would recommend you either set up your own or ask the server's administration what the deal is.
On a side note. Have you looked in to the JavaMail API? You will find much more support for this package including tag libraries and FAQs.
Jayson Falkner
V.P./CTO, Amberjack Software LLC

[This message has been edited by Jayson Falkner (edited May 08, 2001).]

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