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abstract public class: SearchTerm [javadoc | source]

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Search criteria are expressed as a tree of search-terms, forming a parse-tree for the search expression.

Search-terms are represented by this class. This is an abstract class; subclasses implement specific match methods.

Search terms are serializable, which allows storing a search term between sessions. Warning: Serialized objects of this class may not be compatible with future JavaMail API releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage.

Warning: Search terms that include references to objects of type Message.RecipientType will not be deserialized correctly on JDK 1.1 systems. While these objects will be deserialized without throwing any exceptions, the resulting objects violate the type-safe enum contract of the Message.RecipientType class. Proper deserialization of these objects depends on support for the readReplace method, added in JDK 1.2.

Method from javax.mail.search.SearchTerm Summary:
Methods from java.lang.Object:
clone,   equals,   finalize,   getClass,   hashCode,   notify,   notifyAll,   toString,   wait,   wait,   wait
Method from javax.mail.search.SearchTerm Detail:
 abstract public boolean match(Message msg)
    This method applies a specific match criterion to the given message and returns the result.