Monday, February 27, 2012

Integrating the JangoMail API Into a Java Application

If you want to integrate JangoMail's web service into your company's existing Java software, this example will show you how to hit the ground running. This example relies on Java's built-in library for processing soap requests javax.xml.soap. Download the source code for this example here.

In the first part of this example, the SOAPMessage is created. In this case, we will call the Groups_GetList_String method, which will return a list of groups on your account. Make sure to set the SOAPAction header to indicate which method you want to call.

// create the connection
SOAPConnectionFactory soapConnFactory 
    = SOAPConnectionFactory.newInstance();
SOAPConnection connection = soapConnFactory.createConnection();

//Next, create the actual message/request
MessageFactory messageFactory = MessageFactory.newInstance();
SOAPMessage message = messageFactory.createMessage();
//Create objects for the request parts            
SOAPPart soapPart = message.getSOAPPart();
SOAPEnvelope envelope = soapPart.getEnvelope();
SOAPBody body = envelope.getBody();
// set the SOAPAction Header to the desired request
MimeHeaders headers = message.getMimeHeaders();
Next, the message is populated with our parameters and sent to the JangoMail servers.
// Populate the body of the request
// create the main element and namespace
SOAPElement bodyElement = body.addChildElement(
// add the parameters
    .addTextNode("Your JangoMail/JangoSMTP Username");
    .addTextNode("Your JangoMail/JangoSMTP Password");
bodyElement.addChildElement("ColDelimiter").addTextNode(" - ");
// save the message
// Send the message and print the reply
// set the destination
String destination = "";
// send the message
SOAPMessage reply =, destination);
Finally, the response is received and printed.
//Check the output

//Create the transformer
TransformerFactory transformerFactory 
    = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
Transformer transformer = transformerFactory.newTransformer();

//Extract the content of the reply
Source sourceContent = reply.getSOAPPart().getContent();

//Set the output for the transformation
StreamResult result = new StreamResult(System.out);
transformer.transform(sourceContent, result);
Make sure to Download the complete source code for this example and populate it with the values from your JangoMail or JangoSMTP account.