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Sending emails through your Java program?

Alan Smith
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Joined: Oct 19, 2011
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I am just wondering is there any developers in the know about how to send emails through a program. I have looked all over the place and it seems very complicated and that I have to learn the mail protocols. Any advice on where to start on even the simplest of programs that just emails a line of input text would be a help. I could go from there.

Tim Moores

Joined: Sep 21, 2011
Posts: 2408
You don't need to learn lots about email protocols. The Java API for handling email is called JavaMail, and its home page is at There's a very extensive FAQ with lots of example code as well. If you don't have a mail server which you can (or want to) use, check out Aspirin:
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