Commons Email

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Apache Commons Email
Library for sending e-mail from Java

Commons Email aims to provide a API for sending email. It is built on top of the Java Mail API, which it aims to simplify.

Some of the mail classes that are provided are as follows:

  • SimpleEmail - This class is used to send basic text based emails.
  • MultiPartEmail - This class is used to send multipart messages. This allows a text message with attachments either inline or attached.
  • HtmlEmail - This class is used to send HTML formatted emails. It has all of the capabilities as MultiPartEmail allowing attachments to be easily added. It also supports embedded images.
  • ImageHtmlEmail - This class is used to send HTML formatted emails with inline images. It has all of the capabilities as HtmlEmail but transform all image references to inline images.
  • EmailAttachment - This is a simple container class to allow for easy handling of attachments. It is for use with instances of MultiPartEmail and HtmlEmail.



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