Apache Mailet freed from Apache James
The Apache James developers have announced that Apache Mailet 2.4 is now independent of the Apache James enterprise mail server. Mailet provides a Java API for developers to create mail agents that can be combined to process enterprise email. In a similar style to HTTP Servlets, developers can create a Mailet that can respond to
service calls. Through this method, the Mailet recieves an email, which is contained in an instance of the API's
The Mailet project also incorporates a number of sub projects beyond the Mailet API. Mailet Base is a basic toolkit of Mailet implementations. Mailet Standard is a collection of Mailets with minimal dependencies. Mailet Crypto contains mailets which can sign and verify signatures and finally, jSieve Mailet is an implentation of RFC3028 for Java. In terms of other changes, Mailet 2.4 is, apart from some bug fixes, the same as Mailet 2.3, the version number increment is mostly to denote its new status as stand alone project.