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  1. #1
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    Exclamation new PasswordAuthentication class error

    i have this code for sending mail.i am using netbean and it shows an error on line
     return new PasswordAuthentication("matumiziyangu@gmail.com",password.toCharArray());

    the error says

    "incompatible types
    required: javax.mail.PasswordAuthentication
    found: java.net.PasswordAuthentication"

    below is the source code.

    Properties props = new Properties();
    props.put("mail.smtp.host", "smtp.gmail.com");
    props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.port", "465");
    props.put("mail.smtp.socketFactory.class", "javax.net.ssl.SSLSocketFactory");
    props.put("mail.smtp.auth", "true");
    props.put("mail.smtp.port", "465");
    final String password="accdsss";
    Session ses = Session.getDefaultInstance(props,
    new javax.mail.Authenticator() {
    protected javax.mail.PasswordAuthentication getPasswordAuthentication() {
    return new PasswordAuthentication("matumiziyangu@gmail.com",password.toCharArray());
    try {
    Message msg = new MimeMessage(ses);
    msg.setFrom(new InternetAddress("matumiziyangu@gmail.com"));
    msg.setRecipients(Message.RecipientType.TO, InternetAddress.parse("ibnmvungi@live.com"));
    msg.setSubject("high its me");
    msg.setText("how are you there friend.this is java");
    JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "message sent");
    } catch (Exception e) {
    JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, e);
    please any one with idea to help me this out.

  2. #2
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    This line is wrong: return new PasswordAuthentication("matumiziyangu@gmail.com",password.toCharArray());. According to the javax.mail documentation in JEE, this constructor is signatured with PasswordAuthentication(String, String). java.net.PasswordAuthentication on the other hand is signatured with PasswordAuthentication(String, char[]).
    Since you don't have a FQN for the PasswordAuthentication and the error doesn't appear to be a missing class, this indicates that you have an import for java.net.PasswordAuthentication, when you should be using javax.mail.PasswordAuthentication. Either alter the import (if nothing else requires it), or modify this new call the javax.mail.PasswordAuthentication.


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