Mail::Transport - base class for message exchange
Mail::Transport is a Mail::Reporter Mail::Transport is extended by Mail::Transport::Receive Mail::Transport::Send
my $message = Mail::Message->new(...); # Some extensions implement sending: $message->send; $message->send(via => 'sendmail'); my $sender = Mail::Transport::SMTP->new(...); $sender->send($message); # Some extensions implement receiving: my $receiver = Mail::Transport::POP3->new(...); $message = $receiver->receive;
Objects which extend
Mail::Transport implement sending and/or receiving of messages, using various protocols.
Mail::Transport::Send extends this class, and offers general functionality for send protocols, like SMTP. Mail::Transport::Receive also extends this class, and offers receive method. Some transport protocols will implement both sending and receiving.
-Option --Defined in --Default executable undef hostname 'localhost' interval 30 log Mail::Reporter 'WARNINGS' password undef port undef proxy undef retry <false> timeout 120 trace Mail::Reporter 'WARNINGS' username undef via 'sendmail'
If you specify an executable, the module does not need to search the system directories to figure-out where the client lives. Using this decreases the flexible usage of your program: moving your program to other systems may involve changing the path to the executable, which otherwise would work auto-detect and unmodified.
The host on which the server runs. Some protocols accept an array of alternatives for this option.
The time between tries to contact the remote server for sending or receiving a message in SECONDS. This number must be larger than 0.
Some protocols require a password to be given, usually in combination with a password.
The port number behind which the service is hiding on the remote server.
The name of the proxy software (the protocol handler). This must be the name (preferable the absolute path) of your mail delivery software.
The number of retries before the sending will fail. If
undef, the number of retries is unlimited.
SECONDS till time-out while establishing the connection to a remote server.
Some protocols require a user to login.
Which CLASS (extending
Mail::Transport) will transport the data. Some predefined NAMEs avoid long class names:
mailx are handled by the Mail::Transport::Mailx module,
postfix belong to Mail::Transport::Sendmail, and
smtp is implemented in Mail::Transport::SMTP. The
pop3 protocol implementation can be found in Mail::Transport::POP3.
Look for a binary with the specified NAME in the directories which are defined to be safe. The list of standard directories is followed by the optional DIRECTORIES. The full pathname is returned.
You may specify new(proxy), which specifies the absolute name of the binary to be used.
Returns the hostname, port number, username and password to be used to establish the connection to the server for sending or receiving mail.
Returns the retry interval, retry count, and timeout for the connection.
Specifying explicit locations for executables of email transfer agents should only be done with absolute file names, to avoid various pontential security problems.
The explicitly indicated mail transfer agent does not exists. The normal settings are used to find the correct location.
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.
This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.107, built on November 28, 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