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Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Application Development Guide
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Part I Development Tasks and Tools

1.  Setting Up a Development Environment

2.  Class Loaders

3.  Debugging Applications

Part II Developing Applications and Application Components

4.  Securing Applications

5.  Developing Web Services

6.  Using the Java Persistence API

7.  Developing Web Applications

8.  Using Enterprise JavaBeans Technology

9.  Using Container-Managed Persistence

10.  Developing Java Clients

11.  Developing Connectors

12.  Developing Lifecycle Listeners

13.  Developing OSGi-enabled Java EE Applications

Part III Using Services and APIs

14.  Using the JDBC API for Database Access

15.  Using the Transaction Service

16.  Using the Java Naming and Directory Interface

17.  Using the Java Message Service

18.  Using the JavaMail API

Introducing JavaMail

Creating a JavaMail Session

JavaMail Session Properties

Looking Up a JavaMail Session

Sending and Reading Messages Using JavaMail

To Send a Message Using JavaMail

To Read a Message Using JavaMail

Using Application-Scoped JavaMail Resources


Introducing JavaMail

The JavaMail API defines classes such as Message, Store, and Transport. The API can be extended and can be subclassed to provide new protocols and to add functionality when necessary. In addition, the API provides concrete subclasses of the abstract classes. These subclasses, including MimeMessage and MimeBodyPart, implement widely used Internet mail protocols and conform to the RFC822 and RFC2045 specifications. The JavaMail API includes support for the IMAP4, POP3, and SMTP protocols.

The JavaMail architectural components are as follows:

For more information, see Chapter 16, Administering the JavaMail Service, in Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Administration Guide and the JavaMail specification at A useful JavaMail tutorial is located at