Introduction: Mail, URLs, and other Java EE resources



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Java EE resources include...

Java Mail API

The Java Mail APIs provide a platform and protocol-independent framework for building Java -based mail client applications.

Mail providers and mail sessions

A Java Mail service provider is a driver that supports Java Mail interaction with mail servers using a particular mail protocol. WAS includes service providers, also known as protocol providers, for mail protocols including...

  • SMTP
  • IMAP
  • POP3

Java Mail support for IPv6

WAS and its Java Mail component support IPv6, meaning that both can run on a pure IPv4 network, a pure IPv6 network, or a mixed IPv4 and IPv6 network. On either the pure IPv6 network or the mixed network, the Java Mail component works with mail servers (such as the SMTP mail transfer agent, and the IMAP and POP3 mail stores) that are also IPv6 compatible. Additionally, a Java Mail component that is run on the mixed IPv4 and IPv6 network can communicate with mail servers using IPv4.


A URL is an identifier that points to an electronically accessible resource, such as a directory file on a machine in a network, or a document stored in a database.

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