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Answer: How do I send an email with Perl (including an attachment)?

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Q&A > mail and news > How do I send an email with Perl (including an attachment)? contributed by Anonymous Monk

#!/usr/bin/perl -w use Getopt::Long; use IO::File; use MIME::QuotedPrint; use MIME::Base64; use Mail::Sendmail; use strict; use warnings; my $cc; my $bcc; GetOptions( 'cc=s' => \$cc, 'bcc=s' => \$bcc, ); my( $from, $to, $subject, $msgbody_file, $attachment_file ) = @ARGV; my $msgbody = read_file( $msgbody_file ); my $attachment_data = encode_base64( read_file( $attachment_file, 1 ) +); my %mail = ( To => $to, From => $from, Subject => $subject ); $mail{Cc} = $cc if $cc; $mail{Bcc} = $bcc if $bcc; my $boundary = "====" . time . "===="; $mail{'content-type'} = qq(multipart/mixed; boundary="$boundary"); $boundary = '--'.$boundary; $mail{body} = <<END_OF_BODY; $boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable $msgbody $boundary Content-Type: application/octet-stream; name="$attachment_file" Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="$attachment_file" $attachment_data $boundary-- END_OF_BODY sendmail(%mail) or die $Mail::Sendmail::error; print "Sendmail Log says:\n$Mail::Sendmail::log\n"; sub read_file { my( $filename, $binmode ) = @_; my $fh = new IO::File; $fh->open("< $filename") or die "Error opening $filename for reading - $!\n"; $fh->binmode if $binmode; local $/; <$fh> }

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