in reply to Questions about sending e-mails

Perl is platform-independent.
I guess you will not run your own SMTP server. Thus everything depends a bit on the provider of the SMTP server. MIME::Lite can do everything if you are happy with simple smtp. If you need SSL (like yahoo/google), Net::SMTP::SSL is your friend.
my $msg=MIME::Lite->new(From=>$user, To=>join(",", @to_address), Subject=>$0, Data=>$data); my $smtp = Net::SMTP::SSL->new('xxx', Debug=>1, Timeout=>20, Port=>4 +65); $smtp->auth($user, $password) or die "Error message: $smtp->message" +; $status=$smtp->mail(); $status=$smtp->to(@to_address); $status=$smtp->data(); my $msgString=$msg->as_string; $status=$smtp->datasend($msgString); $status=$smtp->dataend(); $status=$smtp->quit();
is a little example...