Great wisdom teaches you to learn Java | realize e-mail sending (take 163 e-mail to QQ e-mail as an example)


E-mail is widely used, such as registering an account on a website and automatically sending an activation e-mail; Retrieve the password by email; Send activity information, etc. Obviously, these processes can not be operated manually (open browser, open mailbox, create email and send email), so they can only realize the function of sending email through diligent programs~

Maybe some friends don't know how to realize the function of sending e-mail. Let's talk about how to use code to send e-mail.

Mail sending

Sending e-mail needs to comply with specific protocols. Common E-mail protocols include SMTP, POP3 and IMAP. Among them, the creation and sending of e-mail only need to use SMTP protocol (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). Let's take mailbox 163 as an example.

Turn on SMTP service

If you need to send mail, you need to make preparations, that is, open the SMTP service of the mailbox.

First log in to mailbox 163, click the setting button above, and then click "POP3/SMTP/IMAP" to enter the setting page and start the SMTP service

After opening the SMTP service, an authorization code will be generated. Don't forget the authorization code. It will be used later~

Emerald flower! Upper code

The SMTP service of the mailbox has been started, and the next step is the code.

First, Maven dependency is introduced


Before sending an email, let's create a simple email file to see what it looks like 🧐

import javax.mail.Session;
import javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress;
import javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Properties;

 * Create a simple message
 * @description: MailTest
 * @author: Zhuang ba.liziye
 * @create: 2021-11-23 14:44
public class CreatMail {
    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        //Create message
        Properties props = new Properties();                // Parameter configuration for connecting to mail server
        Session session= Session.getInstance(props);        // Create a session object according to the parameter configuration
        MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(session);     // Create mail object

         * You can also read the local eml and create a MimeMessage object
         * new MimeMessage(session, new FileInputStream("D://email//test.eml"));

        // From: sender
        // The three parameters of Internet address are: sender's mailbox, displayed nickname (only for display, no special requirements), and character set code of nickname
        message.setFrom(new InternetAddress("XXXXXX", "Refused to cross Jiangdong", "UTF-8"));

        // To: recipient
        message.setRecipient(MimeMessage.RecipientType.TO, new InternetAddress("XXXXXX", "USER_CC", "UTF-8"));
        // To: add recipients (optional)
        //message.addRecipient(MimeMessage.RecipientType.TO, new InternetAddress("", "USER_DD", "UTF-8"));
        // Cc: Cc (optional)
        //message.setRecipient(MimeMessage.RecipientType.CC, new InternetAddress("", "USER_EE", "UTF-8"));
        // Bcc: Bcc (optional)
        //message.setRecipient(MimeMessage.RecipientType.BCC, new InternetAddress("", "USER_FF", "UTF-8"));

        // Subject: mail subject
        message.setSubject("Test mail sending", "UTF-8");

        // Content: message body (html tags can be used)
        message.setContent("I was eating fried chicken in the people's Square", "text/html;charset=UTF-8");

        // Set the outgoing time displayed
        message.setSentDate(new Date());

        // Save previous settings

        // Save this message locally
        OutputStream out = new FileOutputStream("D:\\email\\test.eml");

We can take a look at the created test.eml file, which contains the text in SMTP protocol format (encoded with base64), where from: user_ The content after AA is the sender's mailbox, to: user_ The content after CC is the recipient's mailbox.

Next, let's get to the point and see how to send mail in code (● '◡' ●)

import javax.mail.Session;
import javax.mail.Transport;
import javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress;
import javax.mail.internet.MimeMessage;
import java.util.Date;
import java.util.Properties;

 * @program: Send mail
 * @description: SendMail
 * @author: Zhuang ba.liziye
 * @create: 2021-11-23 14:57
public class SendMail {

    public static String myEmailAccount = "";    //Sender mailbox
    public static String myEmailPassword = "XXXXXX";      //SMTP service authorization code (just mentioned above ~ don't forget ~)

    // SMTP server address of the sender's mailbox,
    public static String myEmailSMTPHost = "";

    // Recipient mailbox
    public static String receiveMailAccount = "";

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        // Parameter configuration
        Properties props = new Properties();                    // Parameter configuration
        props.setProperty("mail.transport.protocol", "smtp");   // Protocol used (JavaMail specification requirements)
        props.setProperty("", myEmailSMTPHost);   // SMTP server address of sender's mailbox
        props.setProperty("mail.smtp.auth", "true");            // Require authentication

        // Create a session object according to the configuration to interact with the mail server
        Session session = Session.getInstance(props);
        // Set the debug mode to view the detailed sending log

        // Create a message
        MimeMessage message = createMimeMessage(session, myEmailAccount, receiveMailAccount);

        // Get mail transfer object according to Session
        Transport transport = session.getTransport();

        // Sender's mailbox and authorization code after opening SMTP service
        transport.connect(myEmailAccount, myEmailPassword);

        // Send mail to all recipient addresses. message.getAllRecipients() gets the recipients, CC and BCC added when creating the mail object
        transport.sendMessage(message, message.getAllRecipients());

        // Close connection

     * Create a simple message
     * @param session     Session interacting with the server
     * @param sendMailAddress    Sender email address
     * @param receiveMailAddress Recipient email address
     * @return
     * @throws Exception
    public static MimeMessage createMimeMessage(Session session, String sendMailAddress, String receiveMailAddress) throws Exception {
        // Create a message
        MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(session);

        // From: sender
        message.setFrom(new InternetAddress(sendMailAddress, "Refused to cross Jiangdong", "UTF-8"));

        // To: recipient (multiple recipients, CC, BCC can be added)
        message.setRecipient(MimeMessage.RecipientType.TO, new InternetAddress(receiveMailAddress, "Tester", "UTF-8"));

        // Subject: mail subject
        message.setSubject("Eat fried chicken", "UTF-8");

        // Content: message body (html tags can be used)
        message.setContent("I was eating fried chicken in the people's Square", "text/html;charset=UTF-8");
        // Set sending time
        message.setSentDate(new Date());

        // Save settings

        return message;

Note here:

Some mailbox servers require SMTP connections to use SSL security authentication (such as QQ mailbox), so you need to add several parameters to the parameter configuration, such as 👇 As shown in (for SMTP port, different mailbox ports are different, and the specific port number needs to be queried by yourself; if SSL security authentication is not used, the connection port does not need to be specified, which is generally 25 by default)

final String smtpPort = "xxx";
props.setProperty("mail.smtp.port", smtpPort);
props.setProperty("mail.smtp.socketFactory.class", "");
props.setProperty("mail.smtp.socketFactory.fallback", "false");
props.setProperty("mail.smtp.socketFactory.port", smtpPort);

P.S. myEmailPassword refers to the authorization code of SMTP service. Don't write it as the password of email~

Execute the above code to see what the effect is~

After executing the code, the console will output a log, including a sentence DEBUG SMTP: connected to host "", port: 25, which proves the above sentence: if SSL security authentication is not used, the connection port does not need to be specified. Generally, the default is 25 O(∩ ∩) O


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Tags: Java Maven

Posted on Tue, 23 Nov 2021 02:46:35 -0500 by usacascl