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CPAN::Testers::WWW::Reports::Mailer - CPAN Testers Reports Mailer


  use CPAN::Testers::WWW::Reports::Mailer;

  my $mailer = CPAN::Testers::WWW::Reports::Mailer->new(
    config => 'myconfig.ini'



The CPAN Testers Reports Mailer takes the preferences set within the CPANPREFS database, and uses them to filter out reports that the author does or does not wish to be made aware of.

New authors are added to the system as a report for their first reported distribution is submitted by a tester. Default settings are applied in the first instance, with the author able to update these via the preferences website.

Initially only a Daily Summary Report is available, in time a Weekly Summary Report and the individual reports will also be available.


Configuration for this application can occur via the command line, the API and the configuration file. Of them all, only the configuration file is required.

The configuration file should be in the INI style, with the section CPANPREFS describing the associated database access required. The general settings section, SETTINGS, is optional, and can be overridden by the command line and the API arguments.

Database Configuration

The CPANPREFS section is required, and should contain the following key/value pairs to describe access to the specific database.

Only 'driver' and 'database' are required for an SQLite database, while the other key/values may need to be completed for other databases.

It is now assumed that only one database connection is require, with other databases held within the same database application. The primary connection must be to the CPAN Preferences databases. The other databases, CPAN Statistics, Articles and Metabase

General Configuration

The following options are available, in the configuration file, on the command line and via the API call to new() as a hash.


The Constructor

Public Methods

Accessor Methods

Internal Methods


CPAN::Testers::Data::Generator CPAN::Testers::WWW::Statistics,,,,


There are no known bugs at the time of this release. However, if you spot a bug or are experiencing difficulties, that is not explained within the POD documentation, please send bug reports and patches to the RT Queue (see below).

Fixes are dependent upon their severity and my availability. Should a fix not be forthcoming, please feel free to (politely) remind me.

RT Queue -


CPAN Testers wouldn't exist without the help and support of the Perl community. However, since 2008 CPAN Testers has grown far beyond the expectations of it's original creators. As a consequence it now requires considerable funding to help support the infrastructure.

In early 2012 the Enlightened Perl Organisation very kindly set-up a CPAN Testers Fund within their donatation structure, to help the project cover the costs of servers and services.

If you would like to donate to the CPAN Testers Fund, please follow the link below to the Enlightened Perl Organisation's donation site.

If your company would like to support us, you can donate financially via the fund link above, or if you have servers or services that we might use, please send an email to with details.

Our full list of current sponsors can be found at our I <3 CPAN Testers site.


Barbie, <> for Miss Barbell Productions,


  Copyright (C) 2008-2016 Barbie for Miss Barbell Productions.

  This distribution is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
  modify it under the Artistic Licence v2.
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