=encoding utf8

=head1 NAME

MailTools - bundle of ancient email modules

=head1 SYNOPSIS

 # This is a place-holder for the distribution

=head1 DESCRIPTION

MailTools is a bundle: an ancient form of combining packages into one
distribution.  Gladly, it can be distributed as if it is a normal
distribution as well.

B<Be warned:> The code you find here is very old.  It works for simple
emails, but when you start with new code then please use more
sofisticated libraries.  The main reason that you still find this code
on CPAN, is because many books use it as example.

=head2 Component

In this distribution, you find

=over 4

=item Mail::Address

Parse email address from a header line.

=item Mail::Cap

Interpret mailcap files: mappings of file-types to applications as used
by many command-line email programs.

=item Mail::Field

Simplifies access to (some) email header fields.  Used by L<Mail::Header|Mail::Header>.

=item Mail::Filter

Process L<Mail::Internet|Mail::Internet> messages.

=item Mail::Header

Collection of L<Mail::Field|Mail::Field> objects, representing the header of a
L<Mail::Internet|Mail::Internet> object.

=item Mail::Internet

Represents a single email message, with header and body.

=item Mail::Mailer

Send L<Mail::Internet|Mail::Internet> emails via direct smtp or local MTA's.

=item Mail::Send

Build a L<Mail::Internet|Mail::Internet> object, and then send it out using
L<Mail::Mailer|Mail::Mailer>.

=item Mail::Util

"Smart functions" you should not depend on.

=back

=head1 SEE ALSO

This module is part of the MailTools distribution,
F<http://perl.overmeer.net/mailtools/>.

=head1 AUTHORS

The MailTools bundle was developed by Graham Barr.  Later, Mark
Overmeer took over maintenance without commitment to further development.

Mail::Cap by Gisle Aas E<lt>aas@oslonett.noE<gt>.
Mail::Field::AddrList by Peter Orbaek E<lt>poe@cit.dkE<gt>.
Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send by Tim Bunce E<lt>Tim.Bunce@ig.co.ukE<gt>.
For other contributors see ChangeLog.

=head1 LICENSE

Copyrights 1995-2000 Graham Barr E<lt>gbarr@pobox.comE<gt> and
2001-2017 Mark Overmeer E<lt>perl@overmeer.netE<gt>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
See F<http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>