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Monday, 12 January 2015

Send eMail and attachement from any SMTP server using JavaMail in Oracle ADF

The JavaMail API provides a platform-independent and protocol-independent framework to build mail and messaging applications- JavaMail API

This post is about sending eMail and attachments from any SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) as Gmail or any other server (
You can read my previous post about mail integration with ADF that was specifically about using Gmail Server
Gmail Integration with Oracle ADF using Java Mail API 

So all basic configuration is described in previous post , now in this post i am only writing a java method to send mail and attachments

Don't forget to download these 2 jar files
  1.mail.jar 2. Activation.jar- Download
Add both jar files to project library path and then use this method 
Necessary packages to import -

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Properties;

import javax.activation.DataHandler;
import javax.activation.DataSource;

import javax.activation.FileDataSource;

import javax.mail.BodyPart;
import javax.mail.Message;
import javax.mail.MessagingException;
import javax.mail.Multipart;
import javax.mail.NoSuchProviderException;
import javax.mail.PasswordAuthentication;
import javax.mail.Session;
import javax.mail.Transport;
import javax.mail.internet.AddressException;
import javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress;
import javax.mail.internet.MimeBodyPart;
import javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage;
import javax.mail.internet.MimeMultipart;

Helper method (JavaCode) to send simple eMail and eMail with attachment-

    /**Method to send mail from any SMTP server using JavaMail API
     * Provide Correct Parameters
     * @return
     * @param msg- Email Message Body
     * @parsm subject- Subject of Email
     * @param FromUser- Email Id of Sender
     * @param ToUser- Email Id of Reciever
     * @param pwd- Password of sender's email address
     * @param hostName- Host Name of Mail server (
     * @param isAnyAtchmnt- "Y" for yes there is an attachement and "N" for no attachment
     * @param fileNamePath- abolute path of file on server if there is any attachement
    public String sendMail(String msg, String subject, String FromUser, ArrayList<String> ToUser, String pwd,
                           String hostName, String isAnyAtchmnt, ArrayList<String> fileNameNPath) {
        // Setting Properties
        Properties emailProperties = new Properties();
        emailProperties.put("", hostName);
        emailProperties.put("mail.smtp.auth", "true");
        emailProperties.put("mail.smtp.starttls.enable", "true");
        //Login Credentials
        final String user = FromUser; //change accordingly
        final String password = pwd; //change accordingly
        Session session = Session.getInstance(emailProperties, new javax.mail.Authenticator() {
            public PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
                return new PasswordAuthentication(user, password);

        //1) create MimeBodyPart object and set your message content
        MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(session);
        try {
            message.setFrom(new InternetAddress(user));
            for (String email : ToUser) {
                System.out.println("Mail Id is-" + email);
                message.addRecipient(Message.RecipientType.TO, new InternetAddress(email));

            BodyPart messageBody = new MimeBodyPart();

            messageBody.setContent(msg, "text/html");

            // If there is any attachment to send
            //5) create Multipart object and add MimeBodyPart objects to this object
            Multipart multipart = new MimeMultipart();

            if ("Y".equalsIgnoreCase(isAnyAtchmnt)) {
                //2) create new MimeBodyPart object and set DataHandler object to this object

                for (String path : fileNameNPath) {
                    MimeBodyPart messageBodyPart2 = new MimeBodyPart();
                    System.out.println("Exact path--->" + path);
                    DataSource source = new FileDataSource(path);
                    messageBodyPart2.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(source));
                    // System.out.println("FileName is-"+path.substring(path.lastIndexOf("//")+1, path.length()));
                    messageBodyPart2.setFileName(path.substring(path.lastIndexOf("//") + 2, path.length()));

                //6) set the multiplart object to the message object
            //If there is plain eMail- No Attachment
            else {
                message.setContent(msg, "text/html"); //for a html email
        } catch (MessagingException e) {

        Transport transport = null;

        try {
            transport = session.getTransport("smtp");
        } catch (NoSuchProviderException e) {
            System.out.println("No such Provider Exception");

        try {
            transport.connect(hostName, FromUser, pwd);
            transport.sendMessage(message, message.getAllRecipients());

            System.out.println("Email sent successfully.");
            return "Y";
        } catch (MessagingException e) {
            System.out.println("Messaging Exception" + e);
            return "N";


Call this method in your ADF Application to send simple mail or mail with attachment, this is just like plug n play , provide correct parameters and use

Thanks :) Happy Learning


  1. can you provide this sample app @

    1. You can directly copy this code and use in your app