Mail::Box::MH::Message - one message in an MH-folder
Mail::Box::MH::Message is a Mail::Box::Dir::Message is a Mail::Box::Message is a Mail::Message is a Mail::Reporter
my $folder = new Mail::Box::MH ... my $message = $folder->message(10);
The order of this message in the folder, counted from zero. Do not change the number (unless you understand the implications).
WARNING: This sequence number has nothing to do with the message's filename, which in case of MH folders are also numbers! If you need that one, use the File::Basename subroutine basename of the filename.
Typically, the file which contains the labels is called
.mh_sequences. The MH messages are numbered from
1. As example content for
cur: 93 unseen: 32 35-56 67-80
To generalize labels on messages, two are treated specially:
cur specifies the number of the message where the user stopped reading mail from this folder at last access. Internally in these modules referred to as label
unseen is listed which message was never read. This must be a mistake in the design of MH: it must be a source of confusion. People should never use labels with a negation in the name:
if($seen) if(!$unseen) #yuk! if(!$seen) if($unseen) unless($seen) unless($unseen) #yuk!
unseen is translated into
seen for internal use.
For some reason (the previous message have told you already) it was not possible to create a message parser for the specified filename.
Unknown alternative for the forward(include). Valid choices are
Unknown alternative for the
include option of reply(). Valid choices are
When a modified or new message is written to disk, it is first written to a temporary file in the folder directory. For some reason, it is impossible to create this file.
When a modified or new message is written to disk, it is first written to a temporary file in the folder directory. Then, the new file is moved to replace the existing file. Apparently, the latter fails.
The message bounce() method forwards a received message off to someone else without modification; you must specified it's new destination. If you have the urge not to specify any destination, you probably are looking for reply(). When you wish to modify the content, use forward().
If a forward message is created, a destination address must be specified.
The message send() mechanism had not enough information to automatically find a mail transfer agent to sent this message. Specify a mailer explicitly using the
You may wish to construct a message to be stored in a some kind of folder, but you need to do that in two steps. First, create a normal Mail::Message, and then add it to the folder. During this Mail::Box::addMessage() process, the message will get coerce()-d into the right message type, adding storage information and the like.
Fatal error: the specific package (or one of its superclasses) does not implement this method where it should. This message means that some other related classes do implement this method however the class at hand does not. Probably you should investigate this and probably inform the author of the package.
For some reason, the header of the message could be read, but the body cannot. Probably the file has disappeared or the permissions were changed during the progress of the program.
Mail::Box tries to be lazy with respect to parsing messages. When a directory organized folder is opened, only the filenames of messages are collected. At first use, the messages are read from their file. Apperently, a message is used for the first time here, but has disappeared or is unreadible for some other reason.
This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.102, built on January 04, 2012. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/mailbox/
Copyrights 2001-2012 by Mark Overmeer. For other contributors see ChangeLog.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html