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Mail::SPF::Term - SPF record term class


An object of class Mail::SPF::Term represents a term within an SPF record. Mail::SPF::Term cannot be instantiated directly. Create an instance of a concrete sub-class instead.


The following constructor is provided:

new(%options): returns Mail::SPF::Term

Abstract. Creates a new SPF record term object.

%options is a list of key/value pairs, however Mail::SPF::Term itself specifies no constructor options.

new_from_string($text, %options): returns Mail::SPF::Term; throws Mail::SPF::ENothingToParse, Mail::SPF::EInvalidTerm

Abstract. Creates a new SPF record term object by parsing the string and any options given.

Class methods

The following class methods are provided:

name_pattern: returns Regexp

Returns a regular expression that matches any legal name for an SPF record term.

Instance methods

The following instance methods are provided:

text: returns string; throws Mail::SPF::ENoUnparsedText

Returns the unparsed text of the term. Throws a Mail::SPF::ENoUnparsedText exception if the term was created synthetically instead of being parsed, and no text was provided.

name: returns string

Abstract. Returns the name of the term.


Mail::SPF, Mail::SPF::Record, Mail::SPF::Mech, Mail::SPF::Mod

For availability, support, and license information, see the README file included with Mail::SPF.


Julian Mehnle <>, Shevek <>