Java – Using JavaMail with TLS


I found several other questions on SO regarding the JavaMail API and sending mail through an SMTP server, but none of them discussed using TLS security. I'm trying to use JavaMail to send status updates to myself through my work SMTP mail server, but it requires TLS, and I can't find any examples online of how to use JavaMail to access an SMTP server that requires TLS encryption. Can anyone help with this?

Best Solution

We actually have some notification code in our product that uses TLS to send mail if it is available.

You will need to set the Java Mail properties. You only need the TLS one but you might need SSL if your SMTP server uses SSL.

Properties props = new Properties();
props.put("mail.smtp.auth", "true");  // If you need to authenticate
// Use the following if you need SSL
props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.port", d_port);
props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.class", "");
props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.fallback", "false");

You can then either pass this to a JavaMail Session or any other session instantiator like Session.getDefaultInstance(props).