* Global Sensor Networks (GSN) Source Code
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* This file is part of GSN.
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* File: src/ch/epfl/gsn/utils/services/EmailService.java
* @author Timotee Maret

package ch.epfl.gsn.utils.services;

import org.apache.commons.mail.Email;
import org.apache.commons.mail.EmailException;
import org.apache.commons.mail.SimpleEmail;
import org.slf4j.LoggerFactory;

import ch.epfl.gsn.utils.Utils;

import org.slf4j.Logger;

import javax.mail.Session;
import java.util.ArrayList;

 * This class provides an access to Email Notification services.
 * The implementation is based on the Apache commons Email library @see http://commons.apache.org/email/
 * Prior to use this service, you MUST configure the SMTP server (postfix, gmail, ...) which will send your emails.
 * The smtp parameters are configured in the conf/emails.properties.
public class EmailService {

    private static final transient Logger logger = LoggerFactory.getLogger(EmailService.class);

    private static final String SMTP_FILE = "conf/emails.properties";

     * This method cover most of the cases of sending a simple text email. If the email to be sent has to be configured
     * in a way which is not possible whith the parameters provided (such as html email, or email with attachement, ..),
     * please use the {@link #sendCustomEmail(org.apache.commons.mail.Email)} method and refer the API
     * {@see http://commons.apache.org/email/}.
     * @param to      A set of destination email address of the email. Must contain at least one address.
     * @param object  The subject of the email.
     * @param message The msg of the email.
     * @return true if the email has been sent successfully, false otherwise.
    public static boolean sendEmail(ArrayList<String> to, String object, String message) {
        Email email = new SimpleEmail();
        try {
            if (to != null)
                for (String _to : to)
            return true;
        catch (EmailException e) {
            logger.warn("Please, make sure that the SMTP server configuration is correct in the file: " + SMTP_FILE);
            logger.error(e.getMessage(), e);
            return false;

     * This method send a user configured email {@link org.apache.commons.mail.Email} after having updated the
     * email session from the property file.
     * @param email
     * @return true if the email has been sent successfully, false otherwise.
     * @throws org.apache.commons.mail.EmailException
    public static void sendCustomEmail(org.apache.commons.mail.Email email) throws EmailException {