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Mail::Util

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3pm)
Updated: 2008-07-29
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NAME

Mail::Util - mail utility functions  

INHERITANCE

 Mail::Util
   is a Exporter

 

SYNOPSIS

  use Mail::Util qw( ... );

 

DESCRIPTION

This package provides several mail related utility functions. Any function required must by explicitly listed on the use line to be exported into the calling package.  

FUNCTIONS

mailaddress

Return a guess at the current users mail address. The user can force the return value by setting the MAILADDRESS environment variable.

WARNING: When not supplied via the environment variable, <mailaddress> looks at various configuration files and other environmental data. Although this seems to be smart behavior, this is not predictable enough (IMHO) to be used. Please set the MAILADDRESS explicitly, and do not trust on the ``automatic detection'', even when that produces a correct address (on the moment)

example:

 # in your main script
 $ENV{MAILADDRESS} = '[email protected]';

 # everywhere else
 use Mail::Util 'mailaddress';
 print mailaddress;

maildomain

Attempt to determine the current uers mail domain string via the following methods
Look for the MAILDOMAIN enviroment variable, which can be set from outside the program. This is by far the best way to configure the domain.
Look for a sendmail.cf file and extract DH parameter
Look for a smail config file and usr the first host defined in hostname(s)
Try an SMTP connect (if Net::SMTP exists) first to mailhost then localhost
Use value from Net::Domain::domainname (if Net::Domain exists)

WARNING: On modern machines, there is only one good way to provide information to this method: the first; always explicitly configure the MAILDOMAIN.

example:

 # in your main script
 $ENV{MAILDOMAIN} = 'example.com';

 # everywhere else
 use Mail::Util 'maildomain';
 print maildomain;

read_mbox(FILE)

Read FILE, a binmail mailbox file, and return a list of references. Each reference is a reference to an array containg one message.

WARNING: This method does not quote lines which accidentally also start with the message separator "From", so this implementation can be considered broken. See Mail::Box::Mbox

 

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 <[email protected]>. Mail::Field::AddrList by Peter Orbaek <[email protected]>. Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send by Tim Bunce <[email protected]>. For other contributors see ChangeLog.  

LICENSE

Copyrights 1995-2000 Graham Barr <[email protected]> and 2001-2007 Mark Overmeer <[email protected]>.

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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NAME
INHERITANCE
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
FUNCTIONS
SEE ALSO
AUTHORS
LICENSE

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