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1. Getting Invalid Address with javax.mail when the addresses are fine

I'm using the javax.mail system, and having problems with "Invalid Address" exceptions. Here's the basics of the code:

 // Get system properties
 Properties props = System.getProperties();

 // Setup mail server

2. What is the best Java email address validation method?

What are the good email address validation libraries for Java? Are there any alternatives to commons validator?

3. Regular expression for splitting email addresses (in Java)

I am hoping that there might be an easy way to do this, I am assuming regular expressions. Whats the best way in java to split the following string into email ...

4. Hudson adding new E-Mail adress to every project

i'm curious how other people do this task. Let's say you have like 100+ projects and each project has configured some users to be notified when the status changes. Now you ...

5. java: how can i verify an email address to be valid without sending a confirmation e-mail?

Hiya. when people register to my website i don't want to send them a verification e-mail, i just want to check if that e-mail exists. is there a way to do such ...

6. how to get recipients addresses as String in JavaMail?

I have a piece of code VERY similar to this one I the difference is that I need to get the "TO" addresses as a String. I can't find ...

7. Java, send e-mail: verify whether valid host is provided in e-mail address

Our website sends e-mails to the e-mail address which a user enters on our website. Some people enter garbage e-mail addresses. How can we find out, whether at least the host ...

8. Sending same emails to many addresses

I have to send am mail(like an notification) to all the persons who fulfill some criteria. The mail id will be taken from the database and sent the mail Where should ...

9. Replacing user portion of email address in java

You have
and result should be:
Currently I'm doing it this way:
public static String removeUserFromEmail(String email) {
    StringBuffer sbEmail = new StringBuffer(email);
    int start = sbEmail.indexOf("@");

10. validate that an email address contains "@" and "."

i need to validate that an inserted email address contains "@" and "." without a regular expression. Can somebody to give me "java code" and "structure chart" examples please?

11. How to convert encoded email address in Java?

If I receive an emailAddress in the following format:
In Java how do I convert it to this:

12. Library for canonicalizing (normalizing but NOT just cleansing) email addresses

There are multiple ways to produce email address Strings that differ with straight String comparison (see below), but are logically equivalent (i.e. mail sent to both goes to same mail box). This ...

13. javax.mail.SendFailedException: Invalid Addresses (While trying to send emal using Rediffmail)

This program attempts to send email by first connecting to . There is no compile time error or compile time exception.But as i try to run the following program it ...

14. temporary email address concept

I would like to do a similar concept on how the site craigslist is able to create a temporary email address for a seller in order to hide the seller real ...

15. Is there any way to detect whether an email address belongs to an existing account?

There is way to detect whether an email id is well-formed or not. Example is a well-formed email address, but this may or may not be valid email account.

  • Case ...

16. javax.mail From address specified is not used for sending the mail

I'm trying to send email from my Java code. I'm using the javax.mail library. This is my code:

public class SendMail {

public void postMail(final String recipients, final String subject, final String message) throws ...

17. Setting the Bounce Address in Apache Commons Mail

Using the Apache Commons to send email there is the following code.

HtmlEmail email = new HtmlEmail();
email.setAuthenticator(new DefaultAuthenticator(SMTP_AUTH_USER, SMTP_AUTH_PWD));
But the bounce will not work. It sends the bounce to the party ...

18. Validate email address irrespective of the domain

How to validate the given email address is correct irrespective of the domain. for an example if i give or like wise if i give any address the system must be able to ...

19. what is the best way to check email cc field for incorrect email addresses in java

What is the best way to check the cc field in an email for correct addresses? For example if I have cc:;;asdfj How can I detect the asdfj as an invalid address? I'm ...

20. JavaMail failed addresses issue

I am using following code to send mails to multiple users. Everything works fine when all the mail Id's are right or real. Problem occurs when there is wrong mail Id. I ...

21. Reading Email Addresses as Tokens

How can I read an email address as a token? I saw that the tokenizer method has a limit of 16 bits of length, well my token is like this:

command 50
I ...

22. eMail address as file or folder name?

I am builiding a little webapp and I'm thinking about storing the users information in a folder which is the same name as their eMail address. Is there any problem with this? Like a weird email addresses that would throw an exception when trying to create the folder, etc.? I'm running Linux on the server. Thanks, Drew

23. Validating email address!

24. JavaMail SMTP address

25. Problem wid

Hi I got this error when i was trying to send some suggestion in my portal. I feel its a problem with the class path. Please help DEBUG: not loading optional address map file: /META-INF/ 1 java.lang.NullPointerException at javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress.parse( at javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress.parse( at javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage.addRecipients( at myclasses.SugServlet.doPost( at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service( at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service( at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.internalDoFilter( at org.apache.catalina.core.ApplicationFilterChain.doFilter( at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardWrapperValve.invoke( at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardValveContext.invokeNext( at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardPipeline.invoke( at org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContextValve.invokeInternal( ...

26. replacing email address with email link

I want to do some filtering of raw text from text files or database entries to publish on a web site. The problems include filtering out existing html tags, replacing email addresses with html email links, and creating html links from web addresses (starting with http ) The idea is to do it in a general enough way to make it ...

27. validating e-mail address

hello, i am taking in an email address in from a form on my register.jsp page and need to do some validation on it. does anybody have experience using the validate() method from the javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress class? how does it work? or else i might just check that it contains an '@' would appreciate some suggestions please.. thanks keith.

29. Email address of Sun Micro Systems

Hi all, Please forgive me if this is the wrong place to post this question. Any way I just wanted to get the email addresses of James Gosling and other top people of Sun Micro Systems. I want to contact them just to get advice to form a association related to Java. Thank you in advance....

30. Pattern matching an email address read from a file

I'm trying to create a programme which will search a file (eventually a series of files) and extract email addresses from them to be put into database so that another programme can verify that a user exists. (It is definitely NOT for spam purposes - just in case somebody asks). I'm trying to do it in a series of classes and ...

31. email address existence verification

There is no 100% guarenteed mechaism to do this. You can check the domain exists easy enough (the classes available in the package give you the functionality you need) outside of that you can't do much more. SMTP doesn't provide a mechism to guarentee delivery failure notices, so some will always fail silently. There are crude spammer techniques, such as ...

32. how to handle wrong to mail address while sending email.

How to validate SMTP check while sending an Email. boolean mailSend=true; boolean isAttach = false; StringBuffer reason = null; String str = null; MimeMessage message=javaMailSender.createMimeMessage(); try { MimeMessageHelper helper = new MimeMessageHelper(message, true); if(toSend !=null) helper.setTo(toSend); else helper.setTo(""); if(msg !=null) helper.setText(msg,true); else helper.setText("

", true); if(fromMsg != null && !fromMsg.equals("")) helper.setFrom(fromMsg); else helper.setFrom(""); helper.setSubject(subject); if(locationVec!=null && locationVec.size()>0) { FileSystemResource []file=new FileSystemResource[locationVec.size()]; ...

33. [EDIT - FOUND IT] update email address on my profile

Hi Just a question about the forums here. I have moved jobs since I last posted and need to update my email address. I clicked on my username which is a hyperlink. It displays my old email wbut doesn't have an option to update it. Forum settings doesn't have the option either. Am I missing something or is it not possible ...

34. converting email or web address into *****

35. detecting email and web address from textarea

36. Regular Expression to validation email address

I want to validate an Email address and I need a regular expression for validating the email address. Email address requirement: 1) It should not start with numbers, say like 2) It should be limited to 65 characters long including domain name. 3) It should not have numeric domain names like ANy inputs will be great. Thanks

37. how to handle wrong to mail address while sending email.

see if u go through this site --> [] he told that "Whatever email validation method you want to use, from the <1 millisecond syntax check to the "up to 70 seconds" SMTP validation, there's a method here for you" so i am ready for waiting 70 sec for SMTP check and not doing any equivalent of posting a letter in ...

39. Check if mail address exists

Indeed. Email is not a request/response mechanism so there is no way to ascertain reception. And failure can only be determined IF the receiving system is configured to send a failure message, which is in not mandatory (and in many cases disabled to prevent abuse). The only thing you can do is include a request for a delivery receipt. But mail ...

40. sending mail to multiple adress

Hi, Thanks for your reply.I will avoid three don'ts in future postings. Acctual error message as follows javax.mail.internet.AddressException: Illegal route-addr in string ``saravana.07,'' at javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress.checkAddress( :883) at javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress.parse( at javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress.parseHeader( 580) at javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage.getAddressHeader( ) at javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage.getFrom( at com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport.mailFrom( at com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport.sendMessage( at javax.mail.Transport.send0( at javax.mail.Transport.send( at common.application.utilities.TenderMail.sendMail( at common.application.mail.send_user_mail.__BodhiReceive(send_user_mail. java:146) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl. java:39) at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAcces at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke( ...

41. How to validate an email address??

U can try this "