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Re: Perl and HTML E-mail

by dxxd116 (Beadle)
on Feb 11, 2009 at 15:07 UTC ( #743089=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl and HTML E-mail

Just setting the header: "Content-type: text/html, charset=utf-8" before the email message body will inform your email client that your email is a HTML. No need to use any extra modules.

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Re^2: Perl and HTML E-mail
by mellin (Scribe) on Feb 11, 2009 at 16:25 UTC

    Yeah, that was what I figured out myself as well, but I don't know how would I do change the content type header with Net::SMTP module?

    I found MIME::Lite::TT::HTML and even though I find the template solution to be a bit too much, it is really simple to use.

      $smtp=Net::SMTP->new('your smtp server'); $smtp->mail('your email address'); $smtp->to('Your reciepient'); $smtp->data(); $smtp->datasend("Content-type:TEXT/html,charset=utf-8\n"); $smtp->datasend("To: someone\\n"); $smtp->datasend("\n"); $smtp->datasend("<html>Your html here!</html>"); $smtp->dataend(); $smtp->quit();

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[Eily]: you could tie a variable into not having the same value each time, if you like to make people who try to debug your code facepalm
[Corion]: perl -wle 'package o; use overload q("") => sub {warn "str"; ""}, bool => sub{warn "bool"; 1}; package main; my $o={}; bless $o => o; print "Yay" if ($o && !length($o))'
[Corion]: But people writing such code should document the objects they construct and why it makes sense for an object to be invisible as string while being true in a boolean context
[hippo]: That's equal parts clever and horrendous.
[Eily]: the overload version wouldn't return true with "$x" && !length $x though, I guess
[hippo]: The more I look at this code, the more $x is a plain old scalar and the more this condition will never be true. I'm calling it a bug at this point.
[hippo]: Thanks for your input which has soothed my sanity (a little)
[Corion]: Eily: Sure - if you force both things into stringy things, then you break that magic. But that would also mean that you changed the expression, as now $x = 0.00 will be true instead of false as it were before
[Corion]: Ah no, at least in my feeble experiments that doesn't change the meaning
[Corion]: We sell sanity in small packages ;)

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