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creating a ListServe with Java

Chris Staten
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Joined: Sep 24, 2004
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I work for a state agency that works with a regulated community that must submit monthly, semi-annual, and annual reports. I have a J2EE program that allows for the reports to be submitted on line and my boss wants to do some kind of outreach to encourage more use of it. I was thinking about setting up an email ListServe but I wasn�t sure how hard it would be to create.

I�ve been looking on line a bit for information and I saw the following links from this thread here at JavaRanch.

Sending email using SMTP and Java

Of course I�ve also been to Sun�s JavaMail API page as well.

I guess what I�m looking for in this thread is any information from someone who may have already created a ListServe about how hard it was to create the program.

Jeroen T Wenting
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Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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If you know how to send an email to one recipient using JavaMail, you can send it to a million.

Just make sure to have the actual recipients ALL be BCCs, and make the recipient in the TO field be your own address for the list.

That's if you just want to send messages, if you want an interactive mailing list it gets a tad trickier as you'll have to resend messages received in that box to everyone except the sender.

I agree. Here's the link:
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