I know some people are against converting jars to exes, but I needed to in this case. The jar worked fine but my exe gives me the error below. The code is just,

package mail;

import java.net.*;
import java.io.*;

public class Mail {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            if (args.length == 1){
                URL url = new URL("http://sygmd.org/email2.php?message="+args[0]);
                InputStream connect = url.openStream();
        } catch(Exception e){


email2.php is a one line php script that sends me an email, so you wont be able to test that. This is the error from the exe:
java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketConnect(Native Method)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.doConnect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connectToAddress(Unknown Source)
at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.SocksSocketImpl.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source)
at java.net.Socket.connect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.NetworkClient.doConnect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.openServer(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.<init>(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.New(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.http.HttpClient.New(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getNewHttpClient(Unknown
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.plainConnect(Unknown Sour
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.connect(Unknown Source)
at sun.net.www.protocol.http.HttpURLConnection.getInputStream(Unknown So
at java.net.URL.openStream(Unknown Source)
at mail.Mail.main(Mail.java:13)
The thing is, first I had the code in python and converted it to an exe, I got a similar error. Now in java it's not working either, but the code works fine. I have no idea what the problem could be.

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Your connection appears to be refused:
java.net.ConnectException: Connection refused: connect
I tested your url, and I think it worked. I just wrote "Hey there" as the message arguments, so you may get an email with that or maybe not. I would attempt a step-by-step debugging of your code and try to determine exactly where the exception was thrown.

Yea, I got the email, I know the url works fine. I can't get the exe to work even though the jar works fine.

Ahh ok. Well, what I can tell you is that even though JAR and EXE files are both binary, the JARs run on the JRE which (correct me if I'm wrong) even has dedicated hardware. I understand your hands may be tied but maybe you may want to port your code over the the .NET architecture if you can't run on a JRE. There is a decent free C# compiler provided by microsoft and the diffferences are subtle.
If that is not an option, then you really may be painting yourself into a corner. The way the InputStream is implemented in your exe is obviously different then how it is implemented in your JAR. I know that I couldn't alter the linker to make it work, but that would need to happen, or override the inputStream class in such a way the exe file works. But who knows? There may be an easier way. Let me know if .NET is an option for you.

Considering that you mentioned "email2.php", I assume you are running this from a hosted server? Well, does the "jar" run from the server? You say the "jar" worked, do you mean locally, or from that hosted server. Because I have the feeling that your site provider's firewall is refusing the connection, in which case you can try anything you want and it's not going to work.

Edit: Nevermind. I, finally, actualy looked at the code and see that script is a site the "program" is attempting to use.

Edit: Aaaaaaaarrrrrgggghhh and I also just now noticed that this thing was a year-long dead zombie thread.

Please do not resurrect old threads. I am fairly positive the OP is not still looking for answers from this thread, and that post is only a thinly veiled advertisement.

Ahh, nevermind, I must have looked at a join date or something. Not, I repeat, not a zombie thread.

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