Mail::Send

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Updated: 2020-01-30
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NAME

Mail::Send - Simple electronic mail interface  

SYNOPSIS

  require Mail::Send;

  $msg = Mail::Send->new;
  $msg = Mail::Send->new(Subject => 'example', To => 'timbo');

  $msg->to('user@host');
  $msg->to('user@host', 'user2@example.com');
  $msg->subject('example subject');
  $msg->cc('user@host');
  $msg->bcc('someone@else');

  $msg->set($header, @values);
  $msg->add($header, @values);
  $msg->delete($header);

  # Launch mailer and set headers. The filehandle returned
  # by open() is an instance of the Mail::Mailer class.
  # Arguments to the open() method are passed to the Mail::Mailer
  # constructor.

  $fh = $msg->open;   # some default mailer
  $fh = $msg->open('sendmail'); # explicit
  print $fh "Body of message";
  $fh->close          # complete the message and send it
      or die "couldn't send whole message: $!\n";

 

DESCRIPTION

Mail::Send creates e-mail messages without using the Mail::Header knowledge, which means that all escaping and folding must be done by you! Also: do not forget to escape leading dots. Simplicity has its price.

When you have time, take a look at Mail::Transport which is part of the MailBox suite.  

METHODS

 

Constructors

Mail::Send->new(PAIRS)
A list of header fields (provided as key-value PAIRS) can be used to initialize the object, limited to the few provided as method: "to", "subject", "cc", and "bcc". For other header fields, use add().
 

Header fields

$obj->add($fieldname, @values)
Add values to the list of defined values for the $fieldname.
$obj->bcc(@values)
$obj->cc(@values)
$obj->delete($fieldname)
$obj->set($fieldname, @values)
The @values will replace the old values for the $fieldname. Returned is the LIST of values after modification.
$obj->subject(@values)
$obj->to(@values)
 

Sending

$obj->open(%options)
The %options are used to initiate a mailer object via Mail::Mailer::new(). Then Mail::Mailer::open() is called with the knowledge collected in this "Mail::Send" object.

Be warned: this module implements raw smtp, which means that you have to escape lines which start with a dot, by adding one in front.

 

SEE ALSO

This module is part of the MailTools distribution, http://perl.overmeer.net/mailtools/.  

AUTHORS

The MailTools bundle was developed by Graham Barr. Later, Mark Overmeer took over maintenance without commitment to further development.

Mail::Cap by Gisle Aas <aas@oslonett.no>. Mail::Field::AddrList by Peter Orbaek <poe@cit.dk>. Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send by Tim Bunce <Tim.Bunce@ig.co.uk>. For other contributors see ChangeLog.  

LICENSE

Copyrights 1995-2000 Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com> and 2001-2017 Mark Overmeer <perl@overmeer.net>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html


 

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