Probably hijacking the thread, but what does it take to be a mail server? I'd like to send some polite non-commercial mail to a thousand or so people. I talked to my ISP about it and they were really pretty friendly about helping so I could go that route.
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JavaMail etc. are mail client APIs, they are not useful as a mail server. For a mail server, have a look at Apache James.
But for sending mail, you don't need your own mail server. You could just use JavaMail to connect to the mail server of your ISP and send the mail via that server. [ October 25, 2007: Message edited by: Jesper Young ]
Originally posted by Jammy Wells: How can you connect to the mail server of your ISP?
And after you read the tutorial, call up the people at your ISP and ask them the technical details about connecting. Such as what's the host name and do you have to authenticate or will they configure the server so you can relay, and so on.
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I have a Delphi client laying around that I've used before. It has some kind of leak that makes it go slower and slower over time until I have to kill it and restart. I'll look into making a Java client that does the same custom letters.
I did get some spam heat last time - complaints from receivers to my ISP - thought I don't meet the legal definition of spam. Quite.