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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [email] Commons-Email -- not J2EE 1.3?
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2005 23:56:42 GMT
So one work-round might be to download JavaMail 1.3 and use that to
replace the existing JavaMail version?

However, I suppose this might cause other things to break ... unless
you can add it just for Commons Email.

S.
On 06/09/05, Niall Pemberton <niall.pemberton@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> In JavaMail 1.2 you had no choice over how "strict" in checking the RFC822
> syntax of an email address was - whether you used the static parse() method
> or the InternetAddress constructor to create a new InternetAddress object.
> 
> In JavaMail 1.3 flavours of the parse() method and InternetAddress
> constructor were added with a "strict" flag so that there was the option of
> creating InternetAddress without strictly enforcing RFC822 syntax - the
> reason being, in their words "To better support the range of "invalid"
> addresses seen in real messages".
> 
> Commons Email is however not constructing InternetAddress with an argument
> of strict=false and therefore I believe the use of the validate() method is
> completley spurious - since its going to throw any AddressExceptions when
> the InternetAddress objects are constucted. I believe you could just remove
> the line calling the validate() method in the Email.createInternetAddress()
> method with no difference in behaviour.
> 
> One other point - there don't appear to be any tests of invalid email
> addresses in TestEmail. If there were, it would be easy to verify this.
> 
> Niall
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Colebourne" <scolebourne@btopenworld.com>
> To: "Jakarta Commons Users List" <commons-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> 
> 
> > Asleson, Ryan wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > I just tried using Commons-Email RC5 on WebLogic 8.1. When using the
> Email.addTo method, I receive a NoSuchMethodError.
> > >
> > > It appears that the Email class is attempting to use
> InternetAddress.validate(), which is part of J2EE 1.4, not 1.3.  Since I'm
> using WebLogic 8.1, which is only J2EE 1.3, it looks like I'm stuck.
> > >
> > > Is there any way around this?
> >
> > This sounds like something that should be fixed. Not sure what the
> > alternative to this method is though...
> >
> > Stephen
> 
> 
> 
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