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Help me about SMTP and SMS?

vijay Panner
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Joined: Sep 29, 2010
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Hi

I am developing an application using java swing. in my application i need to add Email(for Sending) and mobile message option.
For mobile message i need to get message provider. like that weather am i need to get licensed simple message transfer protocol or
let i download any free license? or are some other things available? please help
Ulf Dittmer
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What do you mean by "mail option" - just sending a mail? Or receiving mails as well? The sending part can be handled by an embedded mail server such as Aspirin.

For SMS you'll have to sign up with a provider. Be aware that users might decompile the application, and use the code that causes SMS to be sent for their own purposes - at your expense.

A more reliable option might be for the desktop app to go through your server -for both mail and SMS-, and have your server send out all that. You get much better control over the process that way.


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