How to send a email with attachment using a JSP page?

Following is an example to send an email with attachment from your machine −


<%@ page import = "*,java.util.*,javax.mail.*"%>
<%@ page import = "javax.mail.internet.*,javax.activation.*"%>
<%@ page import = "javax.servlet.http.*,javax.servlet.*" %>
   String result;

   // Recipient's email ID needs to be mentioned.
   String to = "";

   // Sender's email ID needs to be mentioned
   String from = "";

   // Assuming you are sending email from localhost
   String host = "localhost";

   // Get system properties object
   Properties properties = System.getProperties();

   // Setup mail server
   properties.setProperty("", host);

   // Get the default Session object.
   Session mailSession = Session.getDefaultInstance(properties);

   try {
      // Create a default MimeMessage object.
      MimeMessage message = new MimeMessage(mailSession);

      // Set From: header field of the header.
      message.setFrom(new InternetAddress(from));

      // Set To: header field of the header.
      message.addRecipient(Message.RecipientType.TO, new InternetAddress(to));

      // Set Subject: header field
      message.setSubject("This is the Subject Line!");

      // Create the message part
      BodyPart messageBodyPart = new MimeBodyPart();

      // Fill the message
      messageBodyPart.setText("This is message body");

      // Create a multipart message
      Multipart multipart = new MimeMultipart();

      // Set text message part

      // Part two is attachment
      messageBodyPart = new MimeBodyPart();

      String filename = "file.txt";
      DataSource source = new FileDataSource(filename);
      messageBodyPart.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(source));

      // Send the complete message parts
      message.setContent(multipart );

      // Send message
      String title = "Send Email";
      result = "Sent message successfully....";
   } catch (MessagingException mex) {
      result = "Error: unable to send message....";
      <title>Send Attachment Email using JSP</title>
         <h1>Send Attachment Email using JSP</h1>
      <p align = "center">
         <%out.println("Result: " + result + "
");%> </p> </body> </html>

Let us now run the above JSP to send a file as an attachment along with a message on a given email ID.

User Authentication Part

If it is required to provide user ID and Password to the email server for authentication purpose, then you can set these properties as follows −


props.setProperty("mail.user", "myuser");
props.setProperty("mail.password", "mypwd");

Updated on: 30-Jul-2019


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