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From Rick McGuire <>
Subject Re: geronimo javamail and James (Was: [RTC] Removal of the javamail-transport code.)
Date Fri, 30 Jun 2006 15:38:34 GMT
Stefano Bagnara wrote:
> Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>> Stefano Bagnara wrote:
>>> Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
>>>> Why would we need both?
>>> We don't need both at the same time.
>>> But:
>>> 1) I guess that geronimo-javamail is not as stable and feature 
>>> complete as the sun-javamail.
>>> 2) We use javamail 1.4 apis (geronimo-javamail seems to be 1.3 
>>> compliant)
>>> So what I think we could do is adding the handling of geronimo 
>>> specific stuff while keeping the default to sun.
>>> This way one could test it and find out the differences.
>> 1) Maybe not as stable.  What features do you think are missing?
> I've not checked geronimo smtp transport, Is there a feature list for 
> current geronimo stmp implementation compared to sun smtp transport?
All answers below are for the latest version.  The one that shipped in 
Geronimo 1.0 did not support these.
> Does it support the quitwait? 

> bindaddress/port for sockets?

> does it support appending further strings at the end of the MAIL 
> command and the RCPT command (ORCPT, NOTIFY).
> How does it compare in converting messages from 7bit to 8bit when 
> sending to  servers that supports 8bitmime, and from 8bit to 7bit when 
> sending to servers that do not support 8bitmime?
I haven't implemented 8bitmime yet, as I've not really found a good 
description for what needs to be done to support that.  I don't think 
it's a big issue, I just
need to understand what it means to support it.

> Stefano
> PS: About the 7bit<->8bit mime conversion I wrote some mail to the 
> javamail interest and seems that they are buggy in the sun-javamail 
> transport.

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