NAME

WWW::GMail - Perl extension for accessing Google Mail (gmail)

SYNOPSIS

  use WWW::GMail;
  
  my $obj = WWW::GMail->new(
        username => "USERNAME",
        password => "PASSWORD",
        cookies => {
                autosave => 1,
                file => "./gmail.cookie",
        },
  );
  
  
  my $ret = $obj->login();
  if ($ret == -1) {
        print "password incorrect\n";
  } elsif ($ret == 0) {
        print "unable to login $obj->{error}\n";
        exit;
  }
  
  my @list = $obj->get_message_list('inbox');
  
  # count the new messages in the inbox
  my $new_msgs = 0;
  for my $i ( 0 .. $#list ) {
        $new_msgs += $list[$i]->[1]; # count the unread flags
  }
  
  $obj->logout();

ABSTRACT

This module simplifies access to gmail.

DESCRIPTION

Currently it allows retrieval of message lists, and raw messages.

Methods

There are currently 5 methods

new

This will setup the object, useragent and cookie jar.

The HTTP::Cookies object is stored as $obj->{jar} The LWP::UserAgent object is stored as $obj->{ua}

The new method accepts a hash of options:

username

GMail username, stored as $obj->{username}

password

GMail password, stored as $obj->{password}

cookies

A hash ref of options passed to HTTP::Cookies Specify {} to make the session temporary.

agent

* Optional! A useragent string passed to LWP::UserAgent

login

Logs into GMail, DO THIS FIRST, duh...

Return values are: 1 login correct 0 some error happend, check $obj->{error} for reason -1 incorrect password and/or username

get_message_list

This method returns an array of arrays Each array has an array of info about the message Currenly, WWW::GMail doesn't strip the html entities, do that yourself for now. A future version will have an option passed to new() to adjust this.

The array

      0     message id (pass this to get_message_raw)
      1     unread = 1,read = 0
      2     starred = 1,not = 0
      3     date
      4     from
      5     indicator
      6     subj
      7     sent
      8     labels
      9     attachments
      10    message id (again?)
      11    ? unknown

See the SYNOPSIS

Also available after calling get_message_list is:

  Used space    $self->{used}
  Total space   $self->{total}
  Percent used  $self->{percent_used}
  Per page      $self->{per_page}
  List total    $self->{list_total}
  List folder   $self->{list_folder}

  Labels        $self->{labels} (an array of arrays)
  The array
         0              label
         1              number of new
get_message_raw

Pass it a message id from a message list (see get_message_list) Retrieves the raw message as a scalar, headers and all. Returns undef if there was an error or invalid id Check $obj->{error} for messages

logout

Logs out the current logged in account.

EXPORT

Nothing. Its all Object Orientated.

SEE ALSO

LWP::UserAgent, HTTP::Cookies

TODO

Contact management, label management, and better docs. Also, what happends when the js_version changes? Enable persistant cookie?

AUTHOR

David Davis <xantus@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2004 by David Davis and Teknikill Software

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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