NAME

dateheader - RFC2822-compliant "Date:" header with current gmtime

SYNOPSIS

  use dateheader;
  ...
  print MESSAGEHANDLE <<EOF;
$dateheader
From: Automated Customer Support <ACS@example.net>
To: $Firstname $Lastname <$email_address>
Subject: resolution of ticket number $ticketnumber

... EOF

DESCRIPTION

Ties a scalar called $dateheader to the dateheader module. This scalar, when stringified, gives a RFC2822(section 3.3) compliant "Date:" header.

EXPORT

${caller().'dateheader'} gets tied to the dateheader package by the import function.

HISTORY

0.0

A tied dateheader variable appeared in early versions of TipJar::MTA::queue

1.0

We're now doing the tieing within the module, so use dateheader gives you the $dateheader variable, ready to interpolate. We're also going back to using time zone -0000, which is correct according to the RFC, but might not be universally understood by broken MUA software which needs to be fixed.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE

Copyright (C) 2003 David Nicol davidnico@cpan.org

I HEREBY PLACE THIS MODULE INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN