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Re: Sending HTML email w/images + attachment

by vagnerr (Prior)
on Aug 21, 2002 at 01:06 UTC ( #191630=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Sending HTML email w/images + attachment

Have you considered MIME::Lite ?

It has the advantage that you can build up your own mime mail components. I was faced with a similar problem to yours in the past. I didn't need to use multiparts but I did do image inserts I used HTML::LinkExtor to grab all the images in the HTML page. I've included a code snippit if it will help:-


  • my_print() is my "special" debug print statement (only prints if debug enabled)
  • $opts is my command line arguments hash $opts{'d'} was for debug :)
  • $template was an HTML::Template object
  • the script assumes that images to attach are local to its directory
Hope this helps
my $msg = MIME::Lite->new( From => $from_address, To => $email_address, Subject => $subject, Type => 'text/html', Data => $template->output() ); #we need to add any images to the mail if they exist my $parser = HTML::LinkExtor->new(); $parser->parse($template->output()); foreach my $link ($parser->links){ if ($link->[0] eq 'img'){ my_print("Image found [".$link->[2]."] "); if ($link->[2] =~ /^https?:\/\//){ my_print("Absolute! Ignored.\n"); }else{ my ($imgtype,$junk) = reverse split '\.',$link->[2]; $imgtype =~ s/^jpg$/jpeg/; #propper mime name? if(open(TEST,"<".$link->[2])){ my_print("Attaching\n"); close(TEST); $msg->attach(Type =>'image/'.$imgtype, Path =>$link->[2], Filename=>$link->[2], #Disposition => 'inline'); Disposition => 'attachment'); }else{ my_print("Not found, Skipped!!\n"); } } } } if($opts{'d'}){ #debug mode my_print($msg->as_string); }else{ $msg->send(); }

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Re: Re: Sending HTML email w/images + attachment
by Xaositect (Friar) on Aug 21, 2002 at 16:15 UTC
    Yes, we did look at MIME::Lite, although we didn't do anything as fancy as search the HTML for images. We just had a list of the images necessary, and did something like:
    foreach $image (@htmlimages) { $msg->attach( Type => 'image/gif', Id => $image, Path => "./$image" ); }
    We had no trouble makeing HTML email with images, or email with attachments, or email with a text alternative, I simply couldn't find a way to combine all three.

    The trick is the nesting a multipart/related inside a multipart/alternative inside a multipart/mixed message, while still having content parts outside the innermost section. If I had something like:
    $msg->close(Type => multipart/related);
    I could probably do it.

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