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Mail::Util - mail utility functions


use Mail::Util qw( ... );


This package provides several mail related utility functions. Any function required must by explicitly listed on the use line to be exported into the calling package.

read_mbox( $file )

Read $file, a binmail mailbox file, and return a list of references. Each reference is a reference to an array containg one message.


Attempt to determine the current uers mail domain string via the following methods

 Look for a sendmail.cf file and extract DH parameter
 Look for a smail config file and usr the first host defined in hostname(s)
 Try an SMTP connect (if Net::SMTP exists) first to mailhost then localhost
 Use value from Net::Domain::domainname (if Net::Domain exists)


Return a guess at the current users mail address. The user can force the return value by setting $ENV{MAILADDRESS}


Graham Barr.

Maintained by Mark Overmeer <mailtools@overmeer.net>


Copyright (c) 1995-2001 Graham Barr. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.