Provided by: libemail-simple-perl_2.216-1_all bug

NAME

       Email::Simple - simple parsing of RFC2822 message format and headers

VERSION

       version 2.216

SYNOPSIS

         use Email::Simple;
         my $email = Email::Simple->new($text);

         my $from_header = $email->header("From");
         my @received = $email->header("Received");

         $email->header_set("From", 'Simon Cozens <simon@cpan.org>');

         my $old_body = $email->body;
         $email->body_set("Hello world\nSimon");

         print $email->as_string;

       ...or, to create a message from scratch...

         my $email = Email::Simple->create(
             header => [
               From    => 'casey@geeknest.com',
               To      => 'drain@example.com',
               Subject => 'Message in a bottle',
             ],
             body => '...',
         );

         $email->header_set( 'X-Content-Container' => 'bottle/glass' );

         print $email->as_string;

DESCRIPTION

       The Email:: namespace was begun as a reaction against the increasing complexity and
       bugginess of Perl's existing email modules.  "Email::*" modules are meant to be simple to
       use and to maintain, pared to the bone, fast, minimal in their external dependencies, and
       correct.

METHODS

   new
         my $email = Email::Simple->new($message, \%arg);

       This method parses an email from a scalar containing an RFC2822 formatted message and
       returns an object.  $message may be a reference to a message string, in which case the
       string will be altered in place.  This can result in significant memory savings.

       If you want to create a message from scratch, you should use the "create" method.

       Valid arguments are:

         header_class - the class used to create new header objects
                        The named module is not 'require'-ed by Email::Simple!

   create
         my $email = Email::Simple->create(header => [ @headers ], body => '...');

       This method is a constructor that creates an Email::Simple object from a set of named
       parameters. The "header" parameter's value is a list reference containing a set of headers
       to be created. The "body" parameter's value is a scalar value holding the contents of the
       message body.  Line endings in the body will normalized to CRLF.

       If no "Date" header is specified, one will be provided for you based on the "gmtime" of
       the local machine. This is because the "Date" field is a required header and is a pain in
       the neck to create manually for every message. The "From" field is also a required header,
       but it is not provided for you.

   header_obj
         my $header = $email->header_obj;

       This method returns the object representing the email's header.  For the interface for
       this object, see Email::Simple::Header.

   header_obj_set
         $email->header_obj_set($new_header_obj);

       This method substitutes the given new header object for the email's existing header
       object.

   header
         my @values = $email->header($header_name);
         my $first  = $email->header($header_name);
         my $value  = $email->header($header_name, $index);

       In list context, this returns every value for the named header.  In scalar context, it
       returns the first value for the named header.  If second parameter is specified then
       instead first value it returns value at position $index (negative $index is from the end).

   header_set
           $email->header_set($field, $line1, $line2, ...);

       Sets the header to contain the given data. If you pass multiple lines in, you get multiple
       headers, and order is retained.  If no values are given to set, the header will be removed
       from to the message entirely.

   header_raw
       This is another name (and the preferred one) for "header".

   header_raw_set
       This is another name (and the preferred one) for "header_set".

   header_raw_prepend
         $email->header_raw_prepend($field => $value);

       This method adds a new instance of the name field as the first field in the header.

   header_names
           my @header_names = $email->header_names;

       This method returns the list of header names currently in the email object.  These names
       can be passed to the "header" method one-at-a-time to get header values. You are
       guaranteed to get a set of headers that are unique. You are not guaranteed to get the
       headers in any order at all.

       For backwards compatibility, this method can also be called as headers.

   header_pairs
         my @headers = $email->header_pairs;

       This method returns a list of pairs describing the contents of the header.  Every other
       value, starting with and including zeroth, is a header name and the value following it is
       the header value.

   header_raw_pairs
       This is another name (and the preferred one) for "header_pairs".

   body
       Returns the body text of the mail.

   body_set
       Sets the body text of the mail.

   as_string
       Returns the mail as a string, reconstructing the headers.

   crlf
       This method returns the type of newline used in the email.  It is an accessor only.

   default_header_class
       This returns the class used, by default, for header objects, and is provided for
       subclassing.  The default default is Email::Simple::Header.

CAVEATS

       Email::Simple handles only RFC2822 formatted messages.  This means you cannot expect it to
       cope well as the only parser between you and the outside world, say for example when
       writing a mail filter for invocation from a .forward file (for this we recommend you use
       Email::Filter anyway).

AUTHORS

       ·   Simon Cozens

       ·   Casey West

       ·   Ricardo SIGNES

CONTRIBUTORS

       ·   Brian Cassidy <bricas@cpan.org>

       ·   Christian Walde <walde.christian@googlemail.com>

       ·   Marc Bradshaw <marc@marcbradshaw.net>

       ·   Michael Stevens <mstevens@etla.org>

       ·   Pali <pali@cpan.org>

       ·   Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

       ·   Ronald F. Guilmette <rfg@tristatelogic.com>

       ·   William Yardley <pep@veggiechinese.net>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       This software is copyright (c) 2003 by Simon Cozens.

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