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Answer: How do I send e-mail from my Perl Program?

by Adam (Vicar)
on Oct 13, 2000 at 05:14 UTC ( #36544=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > mail and news > How do I send e-mail from my Perl Program? - Answer contributed by Adam

use strict; # ALWAYS! use Net::SMTP; # Yes, this will work on windows. # You need to fill in the variables. # Read the perldoc for more info on using SMTP. my $smtp = Net::SMTP->new('$mailserver_url') or die $!; $smtp->mail( $from ); $smtp->to( $to ); $smtp->data(); $smtp->datasend("To: $to\n"); $smtp->datasend("From: $from\n"); $smtp->datasend("Subject: $subject\n"); $smtp->datasend("\n"); # done with header $smtp->datasend($message); $smtp->dataend(); $smtp->quit(); # all done. message sent.

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Re: Answer: How do I send e-mail from my Perl Program?
by cLive ;-) (Parson) on Jan 14, 2002 at 10:16 UTC
    Small error:
    my $smtp = Net::SMTP->new('$mailserver_url') or die $!;
    should be:
    my $smtp = Net::SMTP->new($mailserver_url) or die $!;
    or
    my $smtp = Net::SMTP->new("$mailserver_url") or die $!;
    Single quotes aren't interpolated!

    cLive ;-)

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