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Introduction to Aspose.Email Java for PHP

PHP / Java Bridge

The PHP/Java Bridge is an implementation of a streaming, XML-based network protocol, which can be used to connect a native script engine, for example PHP, Scheme or Python, with a Java virtual machine. It is up to 50 times faster than local RPC via SOAP, requires less resources on the web-server side. It is faster and more reliable than direct communication via the Java Native Interface, and it requires no additional components to invoke Java procedures from PHP or PHP procedures from Java.


Aspose.Email for Java

Aspose.Email for Java is a Java class library that enables Java applications to read and write email message files in various formats without Microsoft Outlook. It provides classes to read and update MSG,EML,EMLX,OFT files, add/remove attachments and recipients, update subject, body and other MSG file properties.

System Requirements and Supported Platforms

System Requirements

Following are the system requirements to use Aspose.Email Java for PHP:

  • Tomcat Server 8.0 or above installed.
  • PHP/JavaBridge is configured.
  • FastCGI is installed.
  • Downloaded Aspose.Email component.

Supported Platforms

Following are the supported platforms:

  • PHP 5.3 or above
  • Java 1.8 or above

Downloads and Configure

Download Required Libraries

Download required libraries mentioned below. These are the required for executing Aspose.Email Java for PHP examples.

Download Examples from Social Coding Sites

Following releases of running examples are available to download on below mentioned social coding sites:



How to configure the source code on Linux Platform

Please follow these simple steps in order to open and extend the source code while using:

1. Install Tomcat Server

To install tomcat server, issue following command on the linux console. This will successfully install tomcat server.

2. Download and Configure PHP/JavaBridge

In order to download the PHP/JavaBridge binaries, issue following command on the linux console.

Unzip the PHP/JavaBridge binaries by issuing the following command on linux console.

This will extract JavaBridge.war file. Copy it to tomcat88 webapps folder by issuing the following command on Linux console.

By copying, tomcat8 will automatically create a new folder "JavaBridge" in webapps. Once the folder is created, make sure your tomcat8 is running and then check http://localhost:8080/JavaBridge in browser, it should open a default page of JavaBridge.

If any error message appears then install  FastCGI by issuing the following command on Linux console.

After installing php5.5 cgi, restart tomcat8 server and check http://localhost:8080/JavaBridge again in the browser.

If JAVA_HOME error is displayed, then open /etc/default/tomcat8 file and uncomment the line that sets the JAVA_HOME. Check http://localhost:8080/JavaBridge in browser again, it should come with PHP/JavaBridge Examples page. 

3. Configure Aspose.Email Java for PHP Examples

Clone, PHP examples by issuing the following commands inside webapps/JavaBridge folder. 

How to configure the source code on Windows Platform

Please follow below simple steps to configure PHP/Java Bridge on Windows Platform

1. Install PHP5 and configure as you normally do
2. Install JRE 6 (Java Runtime Environment) if you don’t already have it. You can check this in C:\Program Files etc. You can download it here . I am using JRE 6 as It is compatible with PHP Java Bridge (PJB).

3. Install Apache Tomcat 8.0. You can download it here

4.Download JavaBridge.war. Copy this file to tomcat webapps directory.
(ex: C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps )

5. Restart tomcat apache service.

6.Go to http://localhost:8080/JavaBridge/test.php to check if php works. You can find other examples in there

7.Copy your Aspose.Email Java jar file to C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps\JavaBridge\WEB-INF\lib

8. Clone Aspose.Email Java for PHP examples inside C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps\ folder.

8. Copy folder C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 8.0\webapps\JavaBridge\java to your Aspose.Email Java for PHP examples folder.

10. Restart apache tomcat service and start using examples.

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