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From "Matthew Evans" <>
Subject RE: can't send email from tomcat using javamail api
Date Wed, 01 Feb 2006 15:29:33 GMT
No, it's running on a different server.

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Ochani [] 
Sent: Thursday, 2 February 2006 1:59 AM
To: Tomcat Users List; Matthew Evans
Subject: Re: can't send email from tomcat using javamail api

On 2 Feb 2006 at 0:12, Matthew Evans wrote:

> Hi Guys
> I'm running a web application on Tomcat 5.5.12, and I cannot connect 
> to my SMTP server using javamail from it for some reason. The error I 
> am getting is the following:- javax.mail.MessagingException: Could not 
> connect to SMTP host: smtpServer, port: 25; nested exception is:
> Connection refused: connect
> What has me totally confused though is that I can telnet to the SMTP 
> server on port 25. I also made a little test java application to run 
> outside of tomcat and it succesfully sent an email to the same server!
> Does anyone know what might be causing this. Why would it be failing 
> only from the web application? I have tried just about everything i 
> can think of.

Is the webapp running on the same server as the SMTP server? If so then you have to run telnet
on that server itselft and connect to localhost on port 25 to do a true test. 

The reason why I'm suggesting this is that the smtp server may not be configured to accept
localhost connections.

-Steve O.

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