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From "Daniel F. Savarese" <...@savarese.org>
Subject Re: [net] Why use Net for SMTP?
Date Sun, 04 Jan 2004 22:59:40 GMT

In message <Pine.LNX.4.44.0401032327490.10341-100000@umbongo.flamefew.net>, Hen
ri Yandell writes:
>Is it just the better licence, or does Commons NET do a better job in some
>way?

This has been answered before and you can find it in the mail archives.
Remember, the mail transport and retrieval code in Commons Net
predates the existence of JavaMail by several years.  In other words, there
was no JavaMail when the code was written.  The two are also completely
different animals and serve different purposes.  Commons Net provides raw
protocol access (e.g., you could implement a JavaMail implementation on top
of Commons Net if you so desired) and is not intended to provide higher
level functionality.  Comparing the two is pointless, although answering the
question in a FAQ will prevent it from being asked again.

daniel



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