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MIME::Lite inline images

by tmharish (Friar)
on Jul 30, 2009 at 11:34 UTC ( #784574=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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I am trying to send out HTML emails using MIME::Lite with inline images.

Unfortunately Google does not display the images, instead it gives the "display images below" message. Is there anyway to get around this?

Here is the code I am using:
use warnings; use strict; use Carp; use MIME::Lite; use Net::SMTP::SSL; sub send_mail { # Function parameters - replaced by absolute values my $to = ''; my $subject = "Test"; my $from = ''; my $password = "someoneelsepassword"; ## Beautification code my $from_mime = $from; my $count = @_; if( $count ) { my $from_name = shift; $from_mime = "\"$from_name\" <$from>"; } ## End of Beautification code my $msg = MIME::Lite->new ( From => "$from_mime" , To => "$to" , Subject => "$subject" , ); $msg->attach( Type => 'text/html', Data => qq{ <body> Here's <i>my</i> image: <img src="cid:cpan.png"> </body> }, ); $msg->attach( Type => 'image/png', Id => 'cpan.png', Path => 'cpan_banner.png', ); my $smtp; if (not $smtp = Net::SMTP::SSL->new('', Port => 465, Debug => 1)) { croak "Could not connect to server\n"; } $smtp->auth( $from, $password ) || croak "Authentication failed!\n"; $smtp->mail($from . "\n"); my @recepients = split(/,/, $to); foreach my $recp (@recepients) { $smtp->to($recp . "\n"); } $smtp->data(); $smtp->datasend( $msg->as_string() ); $smtp->dataend(); $smtp->quit; } send_mail();

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Re: MIME::Lite inline images
by marto (Bishop) on Jul 30, 2009 at 12:06 UTC

    This Gmail Blog post may be of interest regarding how this functionality works.


      Thanks Martin

      Apparently I have to add a DKIM signature, with some DNS entry ...

      Off to figure that out.

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