A JavaMail session resource represents a mail session within the JavaMail API. JavaMail sessions configured here can be referred to by their JNDI name.

Configurating a JavaMail session from the Admin Console

JavaMail sessions are added from the Resources tab on the left pane of the Admin Console. Select New on the Sessions table to create a new JavaMail session:


Emails will be sent with a return address of, using SMTP to send mail and IMAP to retrieve mail. With the current implementation of the JavaMail API there is no alternative transport protocol provided by default, though as an alternative to the default store protocol of imap, pop3 is available.

All protocols require that their associated protocol package be included; more details on the JavaMail API documentation.

Typically, when setting up SMTP access, three additional properties must be specified in the Additional Properties table: enabling startTLS, enabling authentication, and the password. These allow for extra security when sending emails and will not always be required - check with your email provider for their specific configuration.

The example below shows the configuration of a mail host:


Configurating a JavaMail session using an asadmin command

JavaMail sessions can be created directly using an asadmin command as well. Additional Properties (as entered on the table on the Admin Console) are added with the --property command-line argument as a series of colon separated key/value pairs.

The sample command below demonstrates this, using the same configuration as pictured on the previous section:

asadmin create-javamail-resource --mailhost --mailuser example --fromaddress --storeprotocol=imap --storeprotocolclass=com.sun.mail.imap.IMAPStore --transprotocol=smtp --transprotocolclass=com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPTransport --password mypassword --auth true --property mail-smtp-starttls-enable=true --target=exampleNodeName mail/EmailNotifications

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