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From "Scott Gray (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (OFBIZ-3379) Email sending process using one connection for To/CC/BCC causing issues
Date Sat, 02 Jan 2010 03:05:54 GMT

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Scott Gray commented on OFBIZ-3379:
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If there are no objections I'll likely commit this patch in the next day or so, here's are
summary of the changes in case anyone hasn't been following closely:
- Emails will now be sent to any valid recipients even if the SMTP server rejected any invalid
ones.  This can be turned off if desired in general.properties and also on a per service call
basis.
- A failure notification will be sent to the email's "from" address, listing the failed recipients
and the reason for each failure.  The notification can be turned off by setting the sendFailureNotification
parameter to false in the service context.  If a failure notification is sent then the service
will return success even if there were failures (this prevents async calls from retrying and
multiple failure notifications being sent).

> Email sending process using one connection for To/CC/BCC causing issues
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: OFBIZ-3379
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/OFBIZ-3379
>             Project: OFBiz
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: framework
>    Affects Versions: Release Branch 9.04, SVN trunk
>            Reporter: Pranay Pandey
>            Assignee: Scott Gray
>             Fix For: Release Branch 9.04, SVN trunk
>
>         Attachments: OFBIZ-3379.patch, OFBIZ-3379.patch, OFBIZ-3379.patch
>
>
> Typically BCCs are handled via the sending mail client. That is, when the client sees
a BCC in an email, it will open up two connections to the mail server, the first for the To/CC
fields, the second for BCC fields, this way the addresses are masked from the headers and
there is that layer of anonymity that BCC is used for.
> What appears to be happening is that OFBiz is sending all of the information in one connection
to the mail server and having the mail server sort out the details. So when sendTo encountering
an invalid email, and then terminating the remaining execution of the outgoing process and
no email sent to BCC address which is usually going to be a valid address from email settings
for the company.
> To fix the issue, we need to send this via two connection to mail client.

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