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How to mail without using a mail server.
 
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All mail has to go through a mail server.

If you have a permanent address you can run a Java mail server - for example the open source James server.

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Check out https://aspirin.dev.java.net/ - it is an embeddable send-only mail server written in Java. In other words, it implements SMTP, but not POP or IMAP.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:it implements SMTP, but not POP or IMAP.



Which is by definition, what a "mail server" does. As originally posted, I don't think its possible. You can't send mail without talking to a Mail Transfer Agent aka MTA.
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:

Ulf Dittmer wrote:it implements SMTP, but not POP or IMAP.


Which is by definition, what a "mail server" does.


Not sure which definition you go by, but some mail servers handle outgoing mail only, while others handle both incoming and outgoing mail; so it's important to state what Aspirin does. I'm fairly certain that the question is about whether the sending side needs a mail-sending process that's outside of the mail-sending client, and the answer to that is no. If the question is, in fact, about something else, then Amit can clarify.
 
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Hi, I dunno what you mean by sending mails without a mail server but if you mean testing your javamail application, you can use mock-javamail- just drop the jar in your classpath and it will look like you are connected to a mail server. But this is used for testing and debugging only. Download the jar from grep code
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