WWW::Postmark - API for the Postmark mail service for web applications.
use WWW::Postmark; my $api = WWW::Postmark->new('api_token'); # or, if you want to use SSL my $api = WWW::Postmark->new('api_token', 1); # send an email $api->send(from => 'firstname.lastname@example.org', to => 'email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org', subject => 'an email message', body => "hi guys, what's up?");
The WWW::Postmark module provides a simple API for the Postmark web service, that provides email sending facilities for web applications. Postmark is located at http://postmarkapp.com. It is a paid service that charges according the amount of emails you send, and requires signing up in order to receive an API token.
You can send emails either through HTTP or HTTPS with SSL encryption. You can send your emails to multiple recipients at once (but there's a 20 recipients limit). If WWW::Postmark receives a successful response from the Postmark service, it will return a true value; otherwise it will die.
To make it clear, Postmark is not an email marketing service for sending email campaigns or newsletters to multiple subscribers at once. It's meant for sending emails from web applications in response to certain events, like someone signing up to your website.
Postmark provides a test API token that doesn't really send the emails. The token is 'POSTMARK_API_TEST', and you can use it for testing purposes (the tests in this distribution use this token).
Besides sending emails, this module also provides support for Postmark's spam score API, which allows you to get a SpamAssassin report for an email message. See documentation for the
spam_score() method for more info.
Creates a new instance of this class, with a Postmark API token that you've received from the Postmark app. By default, requests are made through HTTP; if you want to send them with SSL encryption, pass a true value for
If you do not provide an API token, you will only be able to use Postmark's spam score API (you will not be able to send emails).
Receives a hash representing the email message that should be sent and attempts to send it through the Postmark service. If the message was successfully sent, a true value is returned; otherwise, this method will croak with an approriate error message (see ""ERRORS" for a full list).
The following keys are required when using this method:
The email address of the sender. Either pass the email address itself in the format 'email@example.com' or also provide a name, like 'My Name <firstname.lastname@example.org>'.
The email address(es) of the recipient(s). You can use both formats as in 'to', but here you can give multiple addresses. Use a comma to separate them. Note, however, that Postmark limits this to 20 recipients and sending will fail if you attempt to send to more than 20 addresses.
The subject of your message.
The body of your message. This could be plain text, or HTML. If you want to send HTML, be sure to open with '<html>' and close with '</html>'. This module will look for these tags in order to find out whether you're sending a text message or an HTML message.
Since version 0.3, however, you can explicitly specify the type of your message, and also send both plain text and HTML. To do so, use the
text attributes. Their presence will override
Instead of using
body you can also specify the HTML content directly.
... or the plain text part of the email.
You can optionally supply the following parameters as well:
Same rules as the 'to' parameter.
Can be used to label your mail messages according to different categories, so you can analyze statistics of your mail sendings through the Postmark service.
Will force recipients of your email to send their replies to this mail address when replying to your email.
Use Postmark's SpamAssassin API to determine the spam score of an email message. You need to provide the raw email text to this method, with all headers intact. If
$options is 'long' (the default), this method will return a hash-ref with a 'report' key, containing the full SpamAssasin report, and a 'score' key, containing the spam score. If
$options is 'short', only the spam score will be returned (directly, not in a hash-ref).
If the API returns an error, this method will croak.
Note that the SpamAssassin API is currently HTTP only, there is no HTTPS interface, so the
use_ssl option to the
new() method is ignored here.
For more information about this API, go to http://spamcheck.postmarkapp.com.
The following methods are only to be used internally.
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Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-www-postmark at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=WWW-Postmark. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
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