The Fulcrum CommonsEmail Servivce simplifies the work with the commons-email library.
The provided functionality covers four areas
- factory methods for preconfigured emails
- overwriting the recipients before sending emails
- advanced diagnostic support for sending emails
- extensibilty through inheritance
The service provides factory methods for creating SimpleEmail,
HtmlEmail and MultiPartEmail. The benefit of using these
factory methods is getting a fully configured email
where you can override the settings in your application.
The following items can be configured using the factory methods
- SMTP server settings, authentication and debugging
- settings for mailFrom, mailReplyTo and bounceAddress
- email headers
This is an in-house requierement since we quite often run
load tests with real input data containing real email
addresses. Therefore it is useful to enforce that the
emails are sent to preconfigured mail account instead.
Advanced Diagnostic Support
The service implementation provides the following features
enable/disable the debug mode of javamail per domain
the send() method of the service uses a TransportListener to determine
the exact cause for undeliverable emails
the email can be dumped into the temp directory
Extensibilty through Inheritance
The service provides application hooks enabled/disabled through the
configuration. This allows integration with archiving systems through
a derived service.