FAQ

Everything you always wanted to know about Email (but were afraid to ask).

How to parse EML files?

What if you have your emails stored in EML files? Not a problem! Use EMLParser.create().parse(). It accepts both file or files content as an input and returns ReceivedEmail of parsed EML message.

Gmail and new messages count?

Gmail does not support the Recent flags on messages. Since the getNewMessageCount() method counts messages with the RECENT flags, Jodd will not (yet) find any such messages on Gmail servers (hence always returning value 0).

How to parse and validate an email address?

Jodd offer a great class for parsing and validating emails: EmailAddress. It works per RFC2822 standard. This class can be trusted to only provide authenticated results. Since the standard is quite complex, it is not a perfect yet, but it works much better then other solutions.

I am getting an exception when receiving emails?

It may happens that email receiving fails if you have different java-mail libraries on your classpath. For example, on Apache CXF there is geronimo-javamail_1.4_spec-1.7.1.jar and it conflicts with the Jodd Email.

Is embed attachment always supposed to be inline?

Here is how we see it:

  • inline and content-ID can be set separately.
  • embedded images should be set using Content-Disposition. Of course, setting content-ID is required if you want to use them.
  • we could not find any reference of inline without a content-ID.

The answer is Yes - embedded attachment sets both content-ID and inline.