JAVA – Send email From JAVA Application & Command Line – Febootimail


Sending an email from a JAVA application.

I’ve discovered another great tool this week – Febootimail.
It allows you to send an email from the command line – meaning that you can send an email from any JAVA application running on a windows OS. Not just basic emails, but HTML email, attachments etc.


STEP 1 Download & Install febootimail.exe:

The Febootimail application can be downloaded from the following location –
and look for the setup / installer EXE.

Once downloaded run the setup process – the default setup location is C:\Program Files\febooti Command line email\

When the install is complete navigate to the install directory and look for a file called febootimail.exe.
This is the EXE that you will call from your JAVA application. If you only intend running your application on your local pc then this is fine. I run it from a server side application, so copied febootimail.exe to a server location accessible from all the clients running my JAVA app.


STEP 2 Call Febootimail.exe From the Application:

The following is an extract from a simple class that will send an email.




          String cmd;

          cmd = “ C:\Program Files\febooti Command line email\febootimail.exe”; // LINE1

          cmd += ” -SERVER”;//LINE 2

          cmd += ” -FROM”; // LINE 3

          cmd += ” -TO” ; // LINE 4

          cmd += ” -MSG This is the body of the email address”; // LINE 5

          cmd += ” -HTML “; // LINE 6

          cmd += ” -SUBJ This Is The Subject”; // LINE 7

          cmd += ” -FROMNAME”; // LINE 8

          cmd += ” -AUTH AUTO -USER username -PASS password “; // LINE 9

          Process p = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(cmd);


catch(Exception e){





Line 1: Points JAVA to febootimain.exe. Change the location depending on where you placed the exe.
Line 2:  Supply your mail server name.
Line 3: Supply a FROM address.
Line 4: the recipient email address.
Line 5: This is the message body. This could be HTML code.
Line 6: Tells febootimail.exe to expect HTML in the message body.
Line 7: Sets the subject.
Line 8: sets the from name – this will abear as the sender alias.
Line 9: The username and password for your mail server.

3 thoughts on “JAVA – Send email From JAVA Application & Command Line – Febootimail

  1. i am getting this error. please explain me about this.

    SMTP error: an unexpected response after login

    couldn’t connect to server, Error: (no additional information available)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s