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developerWorks: Working with James, Parts 1 and 2

Jun 13, 2003, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Claude Duguay)

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"The Java Apache Mail Enterprise Server--generally referred to as James--is a portable, secure, and 100% Pure Java enterprise mail server built by the Apache group. But it has the potential to be much more than that, thanks to its pluggable protocol architecture and a mailet infrastructure that does for e-mail what servlets do for Web servers. E-mail servers have been around since the early days of DARPA funding for what would eventually become the Internet, but James offers new possibilities for what's often been dubbed the Internet's first killer application.

"This is the first of two articles that explore James. It provides an overview of James and a high-level orientation to let us explore its possibilities. In the second article, we'll implement a mailet application that manages unavailability messages. As you'll see, it is surprisingly easy to write applications for James. E-mail is used around the world by millions of people every day, so the possibilities go well beyond the introductory treatment that this series provides. It's my hope, however, that this foundation will serve you well and help you start imagining the possibilities..."

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