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From "Charl Gerber (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (EMAIL-67) Create e-mail attachment using an OutputStream
Date Tue, 07 Aug 2007 06:23:59 GMT
Create e-mail attachment using an OutputStream

                 Key: EMAIL-67
             Project: Commons Email
          Issue Type: New Feature
            Reporter: Charl Gerber
            Priority: Minor

I'm using POI to create .xls files in memory that I want to send as e-mail attachments. I
now have to first save the created POI workbooks, then attach the files to the e-mail and
then have a mechanism to clean up the temporary files after the mail was sent. The POI HSSFWorkbook
has a method:

write( stream) 

If this operation could write directly into the e-mail attachment, it would increase performance
and require a lot less overhead to manage the temporary files.

I am sure there are plenty other examples of attachments being created as files in memory
that could be sent directly without having to create it as an actual file first.

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