The SMTP Binding Component provides a comprehensive solution for configuring and connecting to SMTP servers and clients within a JBI environment. The SMTP Binding Component has 2 main parts; a design-time component and a runtime component.
The design-time component is represented as a NetBeans Module that may be used with NetBeans 5.0 or greater to visually configure how SMTP Binding components will interact with other JBI components. The runtime component provides the physical connectivity between the Normalized Message Router in the JBI framework and external SMTP clients and servers. This component implements all the required interfaces from the JBI specification. The runtime component supports outbound interactions (sending SMTP messages from the JBI framework to a SMTP server) and inbound interactions (receiving SMTP messages from a SMTP client into the JBI framework).