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Sending mail in windows

by kidd (Curate)
on Jul 11, 2002 at 05:11 UTC ( #180945=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
kidd has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:


What function or what method do I have to use to send mails in windows?

I mean...I know that in UNIX you use sendmail with a script that looks something like this:

open (MAIL,"|/usr/lib/sendmail"); print MAIL "To: to\@e.mail\n"; print MAIL "From: from\@e.mail\n"; print MAIL "Subject: Subject\n\n"; print MAIL "Body\n"; close MAIL;

But how do you do it in a Windows platform?...

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Re: Sending mail in windows
by DamnDirtyApe (Curate) on Jul 11, 2002 at 05:17 UTC

    The module I've had the most success with for sending mail is MIME::Lite. It will allow you to specify an SMTP server to use, rather than using sendmail.

    Update: Sample from the docs:

    $msg = MIME::Lite->new( From =>'', To =>'', Cc =>',', Subject =>'Helloooooo, nurse!', Data =>"How's it goin', eh?" ) ; ### Do something like this in your 'main': if ($I_DONT_HAVE_SENDMAIL) { MIME::Lite->send('smtp', "", Timeout => 60 ) ; } ### Now this will do the right thing: $msg->send; ### will now use Net::SMTP as shown above

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      Thanks for your reply...

      That is exactly what I was looking for...

Re: Sending mail in windows
by JayBonci (Curate) on Jul 11, 2002 at 08:17 UTC
    Again, more freedom is always good. Mail::Sender works very well, and supports attachments. It was originally written on windows, and works for that and linux/BSDs equally well.

Re: Sending mail in windows
by jdavidboyd (Friar) on Jul 11, 2002 at 09:28 UTC
    Mail::Sendmail works very well for me. I've used it in Windows with no problems.
      I also use Mail::Sendmail. Here's a snippet:

      use Mail::Sendmail; # Create the message hash my %mail = ( To => 'You <>', # To address.. From => 'Me <>', # From address.. Message => 'Hello, world!', # The message body.. Smtp => 'your.mail.server' # erase this if you want to use "loc +alhost" (default) ); # Send the message unless (sendmail(%mail)) { # Error! } # All is well.

Re: Sending mail in windows
by Theseus (Pilgrim) on Jul 11, 2002 at 14:04 UTC
    Mail::Sendmail has worked wonders for me, that's what I would recommend to anyone else who comes up against this problem. I don't even think I'll ever use sendmail on Unix again, Mail::Sendmail is just that easy.
      This work well with winNT... but not with win2000. I don't know why! <CODE>

      $sObjMail = Win32::OLE->new('PAINET.MAILMSG');



      $sObjMail->SetSubject("A mail");



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