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From "Christopher M. Cardona" <chris.m.card...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Fixing javamail (again)
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2006 09:41:06 GMT
I would like to do the same change for trunk. Anybody got 
issues/concerns/objections to this?

Best wishes,
chris

Rick McGuire wrote:
> There have been 3 javamail questions on the user list in recent weeks 
> about how to resolve a NoSuchProviderException trying to use SMTP.  
> These problems all had the same root cause, having the javax.mail and 
> the provider implementations in separate jar files.  It's not obvious 
> to most people that the dependency requirement exists and 
> occasionally, even adding the dependency doesn't fix the problem.  
> There was a recent problem of trying to use javamail from a Quartz job 
> class where it was necessary to explicitly set the context classloader 
> before requesting a transport instance to ensure the correct class 
> loader was getting used.  This was a situation that could not occur 
> with the Sun javamail implementation because the api code and the 
> providers are contained in the same jar file.
> This problem can be easily corrected if we just switched the 
> references to the javamail spec file to the geronimo-javamail_1.3_mail 
> uber jar that contains the merged spec and provider classes.  More and 
> more users are tripping over this problem, which can be very easily 
> corrected.  Are there any objections to making this change in 1.2?
>
> Rick
>


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