Provided by: libemail-reply-perl_1.204-2_all bug


       Email::Reply - reply to an email message


       version 1.204


         use Email::Reply;

         my $message = Email::Simple->new(join '', <>);
         my $from    = Email::Address::XS->parse($message->header('From'));

         my $reply   = reply to   => $message,
                             from => '"Casey West" <>',
                             all  => 1,
                             body => <<__RESPONSE__;
         Thanks for the message, I'll be glad to explain...


       This software takes the hard out of generating replies to email messages.


         my $reply   = reply to       => $message,
                             from     => '"Casey West" <>',
                             all      => 1;
                             self     => 0,
                             attach   => 1,
                             quote    => 1,
                             top_post => 0,
                             keep_sig => 1,
                             prefix   => ': ',
                             attrib   => sprintf("From %s, typer of many words:",
                             body     => <<__RESPONSE__;
         Thanks for the message, I'll be glad to explain the picture...

       This function accepts a number of named parameters and returns an email message object of
       type "Email::MIME" or "Email::Simple", depending on the parameters passed. Lets review
       those parameters now.

           This required parameter is the email message you're replying to. It can represent a
           number of object types, or a string containing the message.  This value is passed
           directly to "Email::Abstract" without passing go or collecting $200 so please, read up
           on its available plugins for what is allowed here.

           This optional parameter specifies an email address to use indicating the sender of the
           reply message. It can be a string or an "Email::Address::XS" object. In the absence of
           this parameter, the first address found in the original message's "To" header is used.
           This may not always be what you want, so this parameter comes highly recommended.

           This optional parameter indicates weather or not you'd like to "Reply to All."  If
           true, the reply's "Cc" header will be populated with all the addresses in the
           original's "To" and "Cc" headers. By default, the parameter is false, indicating
           "Reply to Sender."

           This optional parameter decides weather or not an address matching the "from" address
           will be included in the list of "all" addresses. If true, your address will be
           preserved in that list if it is found. If false, as it is by default, your address
           will be removed from the list. As you might expect, this parameter is only useful if
           "all" is true.

           This optional parameter allows for the original message, in its entirety, to be
           encapsulated in a MIME part of type "message/rfc822".  If true, the returned object
           from "reply" will be a "Email::MIME" object whose second part is the encapsulated
           message. If false, none of this happens.  By default, none of this happens.

           This optional parameter, which is true by default, will quote the original message for
           your reply. If the original message is a MIME message, the first "text/plain" type
           part will be quoted. If it's a Simple message, the body will be quoted. Well, that's
           only if you keep the parameter true. If you don't, none of this occurs.

           This optional parameter, whose use is generally discouraged, will allow top posting
           when true. It will implicitly set "quote" to true, and put your "body" before the
           quoted text. It is false by default, and you should do your best to keep it that way.

           This optional parameter toggles the signature stripping mechanism. True by default,
           the original quoted body will have its signature removed. When false, the signature is
           left in-tact and will be quoted accordingly. This is only useful when "quote" is true.

           This optional parameter specifies the quoting prefix. By default, it's ">", but you
           can change it by setting this parameter. Again, only useful when "quote" is true.

           This optional parameter specifies the attribution line to add to the beginning of
           quoted text. By default, the name or email address of the original sender is used to
           replace %s in the string, "%s wrote:".  You may change that with this parameter. No
           special formats, "sprintf()" or otherwise, are provided for your convenience. Sorry,
           you'll have to make due.  Like "prefix" and "keep_sig", this is only good when "quote"
           is true.

           This required parameter contains your prose, your manifesto, your reply.  Remember to
           spell check!


       Email::Abstract, Email::MIME, Email::MIME::Creator, Email::Simple::Creator,
       Email::Address::XS, perl.


       Casey West <>


       ·   David Steinbrunner <>

       ·   Ed Avis <>

       ·   Ricardo Signes <>


       This software is copyright (c) 2004 by Casey West.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.