|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re: Sending UTF-8 e-mailby dakkar (Hermit)
|on Dec 11, 2004 at 16:39 UTC||Need Help??|
You are almost doing it right. Your biggest problem is that MIME::Words does not work exactly as needed.
First of all, I assume you are dealing with character strings, not byte strings (read perluniintro and perlunicode for details). In that case, you should really use Encode::encode on your strings before passing them to MIME::Words::encode_mimeword.
The problem with the from and to fields (yes, they'll both get messed up) is that RFC-1522 poses some constraint on the encoding of the various parts. The easiest way to get near what the RFC requires is to use MIME::Words::encode_mimewords:
This way I was able to send myself a message with all headers containing japanese characters.
On a sidenote: the RFC requires each encoded "word" to be less than 75 octects. Keep this in mind when encoding long subject lines.
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