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From "Steve Loughran" <>
Subject Re: SOAP over SMTP/POP
Date Fri, 04 Oct 2002 23:51:06 GMT

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From: "Jason Essington" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 11:36 AM
Subject: Re: SOAP over SMTP/POP

> O.K. so I have found the W3C's SOAP email binding stuff at:
> and they say it is only for discussion. (plus I don't completely
> understand it all)

the soap 1l2

> For lack of a better solution I was planning to write something that
> checks a mailbox every so often (using javamail), and when it finds a
> message
> 1) checks the signature <- I don't want just anyone emailing my server
> soap commands
> 2) feeds the Soap envelope to axis.
> now, I am  curious about  a couple things
> 1) what is the best way to feed the soap envelope to axis?
>       I could form a http request and feed it in that way easy enough,
> but perhaps there is a better way.

that would be the simplest. It would also let you have a generic SMTP to POP
gateway, a 'router' that would work with .NET or Perl servers.

> 2) what would be the best way in the email to define which soap service
> this message is for?

from the spec:
 The value of the URI carried in the reqresp:ImmediateDestination property
of the transport message exchange context.

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