NAME

Email::MIME::Creator - Email::MIME constructor for starting anew.

SYNOPSIS

  use Email::MIME::Creator;
  use IO::All;

  # multipart message
  my @parts = (
      Email::MIME->create(
          attributes => {
              filename     => "report.pdf",
              content_type => "application/pdf",
              encoding     => "quoted-printable",
              name         => "2004-financials.pdf",
          },
          body => io( "2004-financials.pdf" )->all,
      ),
      Email::MIME->create(
          attributes => {
              content_type => "text/plain",
              disposition  => "attachment",
              charset      => "US-ASCII",
          },
          body => "Hello there!",
      ),
  );

  my $email = Email::MIME->create(
      header => [ From => 'casey@geeknest.com' ],
      parts  => [ @parts ],
  );

  # nesting parts
  $email->parts_set(
      [
        $email->parts,
        Email::MIME->create( parts => [ @parts ] ),
      ],
  );
  
  # standard modifications
  $email->header_set( 'X-PoweredBy' => 'RT v3.0'      );
  $email->header_set( To            => rcpts()        );
  $email->header_set( Cc            => aux_rcpts()    );
  $email->header_set( Bcc           => sekrit_rcpts() );

  # more advanced
  $_->encoding_set( 'base64' ) for $email->parts;
  
  # Quick multipart creation
  my $quicky = Email::MIME->create(
      header => [
          From => 'my@address',
          To   => 'your@address',
      ],
      parts => [
          q[This is part one],
          q[This is part two],
          q[These could be binary too],
      ],
  );
  
  print $email->as_string;
  
  *rcpts = *aux_rcpts = *sekrit_rcpts = sub { 'you@example.com' };

DESCRIPTION

Methods

create
  my $single = Email::MIME->create(
    header     => [ ... ],
    attributes => { ... },
    body       => '...',
  );
  
  my $multi = Email::MIME->create(
    header     => [ ... ],
    attributes => { ... },
    parts      => [ ... ],
  );

This method creates a new MIME part. The header parameter is a lis of headers to include in the message. attributes is a hash of MIME attributes to assign to the part, and may override portions of the header set in the header parameter.

The parts parameter is a list reference containing Email::MIME objects. Elements of the parts list can also be a non-reference string of data. In that case, an Email::MIME object will be created for you. Simple checks will determine if the part is binary or not, and all parts created in this fashion are encoded with base64, just in case.

parts takes precedence over body, which will set this part's body if assigned. So, multi part messages shold use the parts parameter and single part messages should use body.

Back to attributes. The hash keys correspond directly to methods or modifying a message from Email::MIME::Modifier. The allowed keys are: content_type, charset, name, format, boundary, encoding, disposition, and filename. They will be mapped to "$attr\_set" for message modification.

SEE ALSO

Email::MIME, Email::MIME::Modifier, Email::Simple::Creator, IO::All or File::Slurp (for file slurping to create parts from strings), perl.

PERL EMAIL PROJECT

This module is maintained by the Perl Email Project.

http://emailproject.perl.org/wiki/Email::MIME::Creator

ORIGINAL AUTHOR

Do not send bug reports to: Casey West, <casey@geeknest.com>.

COPYRIGHT

  Copyright (c) 2004 Casey West.  All rights reserved.
  This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
  under the same terms as Perl itself.