Interface JavaMailSender

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    public interface JavaMailSender
    extends MailSender
    Extended MailSender interface for JavaMail, supporting MIME messages both as direct arguments and through preparation callbacks. Typically used in conjunction with the MimeMessageHelper class for convenient creation of JavaMail MimeMessages, including attachments etc.

    Clients should talk to the mail sender through this interface if they need mail functionality beyond SimpleMailMessage. The production implementation is JavaMailSenderImpl; for testing, mocks can be created based on this interface. Clients will typically receive the JavaMailSender reference through dependency injection.

    The recommended way of using this interface is the MimeMessagePreparator mechanism, possibly using a MimeMessageHelper for populating the message. See MimeMessageHelper's javadoc for an example.

    The entire JavaMail Session management is abstracted by the JavaMailSender. Client code should not deal with a Session in any way, rather leave the entire JavaMail configuration and resource handling to the JavaMailSender implementation. This also increases testability.

    A JavaMailSender client is not as easy to test as a plain MailSender client, but still straightforward compared to traditional JavaMail code: Just let createMimeMessage() return a plain MimeMessage created with a Session.getInstance(new Properties()) call, and check the passed-in messages in your mock implementations of the various send methods.

    Juergen Hoeller
    See Also:
    MimeMessage, Session, JavaMailSenderImpl, MimeMessagePreparator, MimeMessageHelper
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method and Description
      MimeMessage createMimeMessage()
      Create a new JavaMail MimeMessage for the underlying JavaMail Session of this sender.
      MimeMessage createMimeMessage( contentStream)
      Create a new JavaMail MimeMessage for the underlying JavaMail Session of this sender, using the given input stream as the message source.
      void send(MimeMessage... mimeMessages)
      Send the given array of JavaMail MIME messages in batch.
      void send(MimeMessage mimeMessage)
      Send the given JavaMail MIME message.
      void send(MimeMessagePreparator... mimeMessagePreparators)
      Send the JavaMail MIME messages prepared by the given MimeMessagePreparators.
      void send(MimeMessagePreparator mimeMessagePreparator)
      Send the JavaMail MIME message prepared by the given MimeMessagePreparator.