Re: starting java

"Greg R. Broderick" <>
Sat, 23 Dec 2006 11:21:00 -0600
"Jean Pierre Daviau" <Once@WasEno.ugh> wrote in

The above command line only works if "myApplication.class" exists in
the directory where it's executed. That's true on Unix systems. And
the modern Mac OS X system is based on BSD, so that it can work there
as well if your friend is willing to go into the Terminal program and
type the command at the right location. Most Mac users, however,
aren't familiar with this environment.

The jar is signed and clickable: at least on windows
// File: - A tiny application
import java.lang.Character;

// [grb] directly using sun.* packages is generally a Very Bad Idea(tm)!

import java.util.Properties;

public class PosteProps {
  static String sTO = "";
  static String subj = "Java System Information";
  static String message;
  static File file;

  public static void main (String[] args)throws Throwable {
    System.out.println("Sending EMail...");
    if (SendMailDelayed(getData()))
      System.out.println("EMail sent...");
      System.out.println("Trouble sending your EMail...");

  static public String getData() throws IOException {
    int i = 2000;
    InputStream in2 = null;
    char byteArray[] = new char[i];
    StringBuffer strbuf = new StringBuffer();
    Properties sysprops = System.getProperties();


    for (int j = 0;j < strbuf.length() ;j++ ) {
      if (strbuf.charAt(j) == ',') {
        strbuf.insert(j, "<br>");
    String liste = strbuf.toString();
    System.out.println (liste);
    return liste;
  static boolean SendMailDelayed (String texte) {
    boolean bSuccess = true;
    try {

// [grb] BAD, WRONG, etc.: this is not a valid email address, as required by
RFC 2821, section

      String sFROM = "";

// [grb] you're calling getData() a second time here, why not just println
(texte), which contains the value passed into the method, from the prior
invocation of the getData() method.

      System.out.println (getData());
      System.out.println("Beginning to send...");

// [grb] if the parameter ".ca" is intended to be the hostname used in the
HELO/EHLO SMTP greeting, then it is not valid, insofar as it is not a valid
FQDN. C.f. RFC2821, section

// [grb] ??? where / how to you specify the hostname / IP address of the SMTP
server to which your SmtpClient is supposed to connect? I don't see this
anywhere in your code.

      SmtpClient smtp = new SmtpClient(".ca");
      PrintStream msg = smtp.startMessage();
      msg.print("From: Jean Pierre Daviau\n");
      msg.print("Subject: " + subj + "\n");
      //msg.print("To: You\n");
      msg.println("Content-Type: text/html");

      System.out.println("Success: EMmail sent to: " + sTO);
    } catch ( e) {
      System.out.println(" probably caused by bad host name, not
to the Internet,...");
      bSuccess = false;
    } catch (IOException e) {
      bSuccess = false;
    return bSuccess;

Somewhat off-topic, the messages that your code is sending are not compliant
with RFC 2822, because they do not contain the required "Date:" header.

Your code is also not compliant with RFC 2821 (SMTP) as the "email address"
that you have specified

For MIME, you also need more than just the "Content-Type:" header. You need
at least:

MIME-Version: 1.0

Furthermore, if your message contains eight bit data (very likely, if you're
using accented characters), you will need to encode it to be seven-bit,
because SMTP only guarantees seven-bit data transmission. The two popular
methods of encoding are QP (quoted-printable) and base64.

I'd personally recommend that you use something such as JavaMail instead of
attempting to do this all yourself.


Greg R. Broderick

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