JavaMail(TM) API 1.4.5 release ------------------------------
Welcome to the JavaMail API 1.4.5 release! This release includes versions of the JavaMail API implementation, IMAP, SMTP, and POP3 service providers, some examples, and documentation for the JavaMail API.
Please see the FAQ at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javamail/faq/
JDK Version notes -----------------
The JavaMail API supports JDK 1.4 or higher. Note that we have currently tested this implementation with JDK 1.4, 1.5, and 1.6.
While JavaMail will work with JAF 1.0.2, we recommend the use of JAF 1.1 or newer. JAF 1.1.1 is currently the newest version. Note that JAF 1.1 is included in JDK 1.6 and JAF 1.1.1 is included in JDK 1.6.0_10 and later.
Protocols supported -------------------
This release supports the following Internet standard mail protocols:
IMAP - a message Store protocol, for reading messages from a server POP3 - a message Store protocol, for reading messages from a server SMTP - a message Transport protocol, for sending messages to a server
The following table lists the names of the supported protocols (as used in the JavaMail API) and their capabilities:
Protocol Store or Uses Supports Name Transport? SSL? STARTTLS? ------------------------------------------------- imap Store No Yes imaps Store Yes N/A pop3 Store No Yes pop3s Store Yes N/A smtp Transport No Yes smtps Transport Yes N/A
See our web page at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javamail/ for the latest information on third party protocol providers.
Included in this release are the following:
README.txt this file LICENSE.txt Software license NOTES.txt Notes, issues and known bugs SSLNOTES.txt Notes on using SSL/TLS with JavaMail CHANGES.txt Changes since the previous release COMPAT.txt Important notes about compatibility mail.jar The JavaMail API and all service providers, most users need *only* this jar file lib/mailapi.jar The JavaMail API with no service providers lib/imap.jar The IMAP service provider lib/smtp.jar The SMTP service provider lib/pop3.jar The POP3 service provider lib/dsn.jar multipart/report DSN message support
docs/JavaMail-1.1-changes.txt Description of the new APIs that were added in JavaMail API 1.1 docs/JavaMail-1.2-changes.txt Description of the new APIs that were added in JavaMail API 1.2 docs/JavaMail-1.3-changes.txt Description of the new APIs that were added in JavaMail API 1.3 docs/JavaMail-1.4-changes.txt Description of the new APIs that were added in JavaMail API 1.4 docs/JavaMail-1.2.ps Postscript version of the JavaMail API 1.2 specification docs/JavaMail-1.2.pdf PDF version of the JavaMail API 1.2 specification docs/Providers.ps Postscript version of the JavaMail Service Provider guide. docs/Providers.pdf PDF version of the JavaMail Service Provider guide.
docs/javadocs/ The JavaMail API javadocs
demo/README.txt Instructions for running the demo programs demo/CRLFOutputStream.java demo OutputStream filter to convert all line terminators to CRLF demo/NewlineOutputStream.java demo OutputStream filter to convert all line terminators to platform's line terminator demo/copier.java demo program to copy mail between folders demo/folderlist.java demo program to list subfolders demo/monitor.java demo program to monitor for new mail demo/mover.java demo program to move mail between folders demo/msgmultisendsample.java demo program to send a sample multipart message demo/msgsend.java demo program to send a single part text message to a specified recipient (ala /bin/mail) demo/msgsendsample.java demo program to send a sample single part text message demo/msgshow.java demo program to read messages from an IMAP store demo/namespace.java demo program that illustrates use of namespace APIs demo/populate.java demo program that copies entire folder hierarchies demo/registry.java demo program that illustrates the registry demo/search.java demo program to search folders demo/sendfile.java demo program to send a file as an attachment demo/sendhtml.java demo program to send html mail demo/smtpsend.java demo program to illustrate handling SMTP error codes demo/transport.java demo program to illustrate use of Transport demo/uidmsgshow.java demo program to read messages from an IMAP store demo/client/ source files for cool demo program that implements a simple mail reader. (Uses Swing) demo/client/README.txt README file for running the simple mail-reader demo demo/servlet/ source for a simple servlet that allows using a web browser to read and send mail demo/servlet/README.txt README file that describes the JavaMailServlet demo/logging/ source files for demo program showing use of the com.sun.mail.util.logging.MailHandler class demo/outlook/ source files for demo classes showing how to handle old non-MIME messages generated by Outlook
Note that the JavaMail API requires the JavaBeans(TM) Activation Framework package to be installed as well if you're using JDK 1.5 or earlier. Download the latest version of the JavaBeans Activation Framework from