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From "Thomas Neidhart (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (EMAIL-115) Need a way to remove emails from an already created, but not sent message.
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:13:46 GMT


Thomas Neidhart commented on EMAIL-115:

Looking up the javadoc, there is no way to remove addresses added to the to/cc/bcc fields,
but you can override their values by calling the appropriate setXXX [To,Cc,Bcc] with a collection
of InternetAddress instances. In your case you would call it like this (if I understand you

public void sendMail(final Email mail) {
  // clear cc and bcc
  mail.setCc(new LinkedList());
  mail.setBcc(new LinkedList());

  // set To to the testing list -> first clear out existing To entries
  mail.setTo(new LinkedList());

I mean, this does not look very nice, but would work for your situation I guess?
> Need a way to remove emails from an already created, but not sent message.
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: EMAIL-115
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons Email
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.2
>            Reporter: Brian Telintelo
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: 2.0
> Ok, so we have one send email method which takes org.apache.commons.mail.Email param.
 It then checks to see if email sending is enabled(configured by server instance), then sends
the mail if it is.  Problem happens for our QA testing.  We need to test email content, but
don't want to send emails to actual users in QA environment.  What we want to do is modify
our "one" send email method and clear out the To,CC,BCC fields and then set the TO field to
be our testing list.  But, there is no way to remove emails already added.  Setting it to
null or empty collection results in an EmailException.  And we can't create a new email instance
and copy because there is no get message accessor available.  We need a way to remove emails....somehow.

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