Log::Dispatch::Email::MailSender - Subclass of Log::Dispatch::Email that uses the Mail::Sender module


version 2.71


  use Log::Dispatch;

  my $log = Log::Dispatch->new(
      outputs => [
              min_level => 'emerg',
              to        => [qw( )],
              subject   => 'Big error!'

  $log->emerg("Something bad is happening");


This is a subclass of Log::Dispatch::Email that implements the send_email method using the Mail::Sender module.


The constructor takes the following parameters in addition to the parameters documented in Log::Dispatch::Output and Log::Dispatch::Email:

  • smtp ($)

    The smtp server to connect to. This defaults to "localhost".

  • port ($)

    The port to use when connecting. This defaults to 25.

  • auth ($)

    Optional. The SMTP authentication protocol to use to login to the server. At the time of writing Mail::Sender only supports LOGIN, PLAIN, CRAM-MD5 and NTLM.

    Some protocols have module dependencies. CRAM-MD5 depends on Digest::HMAC_MD5 and NTLM on Authen::NTLM.

  • authid ($)

    Optional. The username used to login to the server.

  • authpwd ($)

    Optional. The password used to login to the server.

  • tls_required ($)

    Optional. If you set this option to a true value, Mail::Sender will fail whenever it's unable to use TLS.

  • fake_from ($)

    The From address that will be shown in headers. If not specified we use the value of from.

  • replyto ($)

    The reply-to address.


Bugs may be submitted at


The source code repository for Log-Dispatch can be found at


Dave Rolsky <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2023 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.