Java Mail Over SSL(Gmail As Example)

This is a sample program which can send a mail using gmail server as smtp host.

import java.util.Arrays;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.List;
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.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;

import org.apache.commons.logging.Log;
import org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory;

 * This sends mail to Intended receipients using Gmail SMTP Server and Account
 * @author Ashwin
public class MailSender {

    private static final transient Log logger = LogFactory

    private static final String SMTP_HOST_NAME = "";
    private static final String SMTP_PORT = "465";
    private static final String emailMsgTxt = "Test Message Contents";
    private static final String emailSubjectTxt = "A test from gmail";
    private static final String emailFromAddress = "";
    private static final String SSL_FACTORY = "";
    private static final String[] sendTo = { "",
            "" };

    public static void main(String args[]) throws Exception {


        String[] filenames = { "c:\\create_tables_oracle.sql" };

        new MailSender().sendSSLMessage(Arrays.asList(sendTo), emailSubjectTxt, emailMsgTxt,
                emailFromAddress, filenames);
        System.out.println("Sucessfully Sent mail to All Users");

     * @param recipients
     * @param subject
     * @param messageContent
     * @param from
     * @param attachments
     * @throws Exception
    public static void sendMail(List recipients, String subject,
            String messageContent, String from, String[] attachments)
            throws Exception {

        String[] filenames = { "c:\\create_tables_oracle.sql" };

        new MailSender().sendSSLMessage(recipients, subject, messageContent,
                from, filenames);
        System.out.println("Sucessfully Sent mail to All Users");

     * @param attachments
     * @param multipart
     * @throws MessagingException
     * @throws AddressException
    protected void addAtachments(String[] attachments, Multipart multipart)
            throws MessagingException, AddressException {
        for (int i = 0; i <= attachments.length - 1; i++) {
            String filename = attachments[i];
            MimeBodyPart attachmentBodyPart = new MimeBodyPart();

            // use a JAF FileDataSource as it does MIME type detection
            DataSource source = new FileDataSource(filename);
            attachmentBodyPart.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(source));

            // assume that the filename you want to send is the same as the
            // actual file name - could alter this to remove the file path

            // add the attachment

     * @param recipients
     * @param subject
     * @param messageContent
     * @param from
     * @throws MessagingException
    public void sendSSLMessage(List recipients, String subject,
            String messageContent, String from, String[] attachments)
            throws MessagingException {
        boolean debug = false;

        Properties props = new Properties();
        props.put("", SMTP_HOST_NAME);
        props.put("mail.smtp.auth", "true");
        props.put("mail.debug", "true");
        props.put("mail.smtp.port", SMTP_PORT);
        props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.port", SMTP_PORT);
        props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.class", SSL_FACTORY);
        props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.fallback", "false");

        Session session = Session.getDefaultInstance(props,
                new javax.mail.Authenticator() {

                    protected PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
                        return new PasswordAuthentication(
                                "username", "password");


        Message message = new MimeMessage(session);
        InternetAddress addressFrom = new InternetAddress(from);

        for (Iterator it = recipients.iterator(); it.hasNext();) {
                    new InternetAddress((String);

        // Setting the Subject and Content Type

        // Create a message part to represent the body text
        BodyPart messageBodyPart = new MimeBodyPart();
        messageBodyPart.setContent(messageContent, "text/html");

        // use a MimeMultipart as we need to handle the file attachments
        Multipart multipart = new MimeMultipart();

        // add the message body to the mime message

        // add any file attachments to the message
        addAtachments(attachments, multipart);

        // Put all message parts in the message

        Transport.send(message);"Sent Mail ");

Kindly comment incase of any queries

14 thoughts on “Java Mail Over SSL(Gmail As Example)

    • the smtp with autentification is born to verifiy the sender and it is required ssl/tls connection. you cannot modify the sender.

  1. I got the following output

    DEBUG: JavaMail version 1.4.1
    DEBUG: not loading file: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\javamail.providers
    DEBUG: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\javamail.providers (The system cannot find the file specified)
    DEBUG: !anyLoaded
    DEBUG: not loading resource: /META-INF/javamail.providers
    DEBUG: not loading resource: /META-INF/javamail.default.providers
    DEBUG: failed to load any providers, using defaults
    DEBUG: Tables of loaded providers
    DEBUG: Providers Listed By Class Name: {com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPSSLTransport=javax.mail.Provider[TRANSPORT,smtps,com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPSSLTransport,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport=javax.mail.Provider[TRANSPORT,smtp,com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPSSLStore=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,imaps,com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPSSLStore,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3SSLStore=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,pop3s,com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3SSLStore,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPStore=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,imap,com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPStore,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3Store=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,pop3,com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3Store,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1]}
    DEBUG: Providers Listed By Protocol: {imaps=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,imaps,com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPSSLStore,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], imap=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,imap,com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPStore,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], smtps=javax.mail.Provider[TRANSPORT,smtps,com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPSSLTransport,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], pop3=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,pop3,com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3Store,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], smtp=javax.mail.Provider[TRANSPORT,smtp,com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1], pop3s=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,pop3s,com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3SSLStore,Sun Microsystems, Inc.,1.4.1]}
    DEBUG: not loading resource: /META-INF/
    DEBUG: !anyLoaded
    DEBUG: not loading resource: /META-INF/
    DEBUG: not loading file: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\
    DEBUG: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\ (The system cannot find the file specified)
    DEBUG: failed to load address map, using defaults
    Exception in thread “main” javax.mail.NoSuchProviderException: smtp
    at javax.mail.Session.getService(
    at javax.mail.Session.getTransport(
    at javax.mail.Session.getTransport(
    at javax.mail.Session.getTransport(
    at javax.mail.Session.getTransport(
    at javax.mail.Transport.send0(
    at javax.mail.Transport.send(
    at MailSender.sendSSLMessage(
    at MailSender.main(

  2. DEBUG: not loading system providers in /lib
    DEBUG: not loading optional custom providers file: /META-INF/javamail.providers
    DEBUG: successfully loaded default providers

    DEBUG: Tables of loaded providers
    DEBUG: Providers Listed By Class Name: {com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport=javax.mail.Provider[TRANSPORT,smtp,com.sun.mail.smtp.
    SMTPTransport,Sun Microsystems, Inc], com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPStore=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,imap,com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPStore,
    Sun Microsystems, Inc], com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3Store=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,pop3,com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3Store,Sun Microsyste
    ms, Inc]}
    DEBUG: Providers Listed By Protocol: {imap=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,imap,com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPStore,Sun Microsystems, Inc],
    pop3=javax.mail.Provider[STORE,pop3,com.sun.mail.pop3.POP3Store,Sun Microsystems, Inc], smtp=javax.mail.Provider[TRANSPORT,s
    mtp,com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport,Sun Microsystems, Inc]}
    DEBUG: not loading optional address map file: /META-INF/

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