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Simple SMTP email within script...
On Unix the standard way to do this is by running sendmail, mail, or Mail, and if you're on Unix that's what I would do to keep things simple. If you need to run on a non-Unix platform, probably using an existing SMTP module (like Email::Send::SMTP) is your best bet; that will work on any platform.
It's generally not that hard to install other libraries along with your script. A useful tool for bundling your script and all of the modules it uses into one executable is PAR.
Update: Fix typo in module name.