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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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JavaMail

JavaMail provides a facility for sending email to and receiving email from mail servers in a platform- and protocol-independent way. The JavaMail APIs, as implemented by J2EE containers such as WAS, provide developers a way to write email functionality into application programs. As an administrator, you will have to create and/or configure resources. The deployer (and perhaps you wear that hat as well!) will then bind the JavaMail resource references in the application deployment descriptors to the resources defined. With JavaMail 1.1, configuration settings were placed in a properties file, but JavaMail 1.2 (as implemented by WAS5 and required in the J2EE 1.3 specification) improves on this. Just as you should never hard-code database ...

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