What books are available for learning about the Internet Email protocols and the JavaMail API?

John Zukowski

First, as far as the JavaMail APIs go, there is no book out dedicated to just that. About the best coverage I've seen is the single chapter on the topic in Elliotte Rusty Harold's 2nd edition of Java Network Programming.

As far as learning about the mail protocols, there are three available, and none are too code centric.

  • Programming Internet Email by David Wood from O'Reilly
  • Programmer's Guide to Internet Mail by John Rhoton from Digital Press
  • Internet Email Protocols: A Developer's Guide by Kevin Johnson from Addison Wesley