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Q. What character encoding does mstor use?

A. Mstor will default to explicitly using ISO-8859-1. This is because all data written to an mbox file is essentially a concatenation of RFC822 messages, which should always be encoded in US-ASCII (JavaMail seems to prefer ISO-8859-1). Note that there is a System Property setting to allow the overriding of this default.

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Q. I have not been able to fetch mails using mstor. I have already put mstor, jdom, common-logging and xstream jar file in my classpath. still i am not able to get mbox provider of Javamail. Do i need to do something else also for this??

Code that i checked with is:

Session session = Session.getDefaultInstance(new Properties());
Provider[] providers = session.getProviders();
Provider provider = null;
for (int i = 0; i <providers.length; i++){
        Provider p = providers[i];
        	System.out.println("Mbox provider is available");

A. The mstor provider name is "mstor", not "mbox".

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