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Mail::Mailer(3)	      User Contributed Perl Documentation      Mail::Mailer(3)

NAME
       Mail::Mailer - Simple interface to electronic mailing mechanisms

INHERITANCE
	Mail::Mailer
	  is a IO::Handle

SYNOPSIS
	 use Mail::Mailer;
	 use Mail::Mailer qw(mail);    # specifies default mailer

	 $mailer = Mail::Mailer->new;
	 $mailer = Mail::Mailer->new($type, @args);

	 $mailer->open(\%headers);
	 print $mailer $body;
	 $mailer->close
	     or	die "couldn't send whole message: $!\n";

DESCRIPTION
       Sends mail using	any of the built-in methods.  As TYPE argument to
       new(), you can specify any of

       "sendmail"
	   Use the "sendmail" program to deliver the mail.

       "smtp"
	   Use the "smtp" protocol via Net::SMTP to deliver the	mail. The
	   server to use can be	specified in @args with

	    $mailer = Mail::Mailer->new('smtp',	Server => $server);

	   The smtp mailer does	not handle "Cc"	and "Bcc" lines, neither their
	   "Resent-*" fellows. The "Debug" options enables debugging output
	   from	"Net::SMTP".

	   You may also	use the	"Auth => [ $user, $password ]" option for SASL
	   authentication. To make this	work, you have to install the
	   Authen::SASL	distribution yourself: it is not automatically
	   installed.

       "smtps"
	   Use the smtp	over ssl protocol via Net::SMTP::SSL to	deliver	the
	   mail.  Usage	is identical to	"smtp".	You have to install
	   Authen::SASL	as well.

	    $mailer = Mail::Mailer->new('smtps', Server	=> $server);

       "qmail"
	   Use qmail's qmail-inject program to deliver the mail.

       "testfile"
	   Used	for debugging, this displays the data to the file named	in
	   $Mail::Mailer::testfile::config{outfile} which defaults to a	file
	   named "mailer.testfile".  No	mail is	ever sent.

       "Mail::Mailer" will search for executables in the above order. The
       default mailer will be the first	one found.

METHODS
   Constructors
       Mail::Mailer->new(TYPE, ARGS)
	   The TYPE is one of the back-end sender implementations, as
	   described in	the DESCRIPTION	chapter	of this	manual page.  The ARGS
	   are passed to that back-end.

       $obj->open(HASH)
	   The HASH consists of	key and	value pairs, the key being the name of
	   the header field (eg, "To"),	and the	value being the	corresponding
	   contents of the header field.  The value can	either be a scalar
	   (eg,	"gnat@frii.com") or a reference	to an array of scalars ("eg,
	   ['gnat@frii.com', 'Tim.Bunce@ig.co.uk']").

DETAILS
   ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       PERL_MAILERS
	   Augments/override the build in choice for binary used to send out
	   our mail messages.

	   Format:

	       "type1:mailbinary1;mailbinary2;...:type2:mailbinaryX;...:..."

	   Example: assume you want you	use private sendmail binary instead of
	   mailx, one could set	"PERL_MAILERS" to:

	       "mail:/does/not/exists:sendmail:$HOME/test/bin/sendmail"

	   On systems which may	include	":" in file names, use "|" as
	   separator between type-groups.

	       "mail:c:/does/not/exists|sendmail:$HOME/test/bin/sendmail"

   BUGS
       Mail::Mailer does not help with folding,	and does not protect against
       various web-script hacker attacks, for instance where a new-line	is
       inserted	in the content of the field.

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 2001-2007	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

perl v5.24.1			  2014-11-21		       Mail::Mailer(3)

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