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       Test::Email - Test Email Contents


         use Test::Email;

         # is-a MIME::Entity
         my $email = Test::Email->new(\@lines);

         # all-in-one test
           # optional search parameters
           from       => ($is or qr/$regex/),
           subject    => ($is or qr/$regex/),
           body       => ($is or qr/$regex/),
           headername => ($is or qr/$regex/),
         }, "passed tests");

         # single-test header methods
         $email->header_is($header_name, $value, "$header_name matches");
         $email->header_ok($header_name, $value, "$header_name matches");
         $email->header_like($header_name, qr/regex/, "$header_name matches");

         # single-test body methods
         $email->body_is($header_name, $value, "$header_name matches");
         $email->body_ok($header_name, $value, "$header_name matches");
         $email->body_like($header_name, qr/regex/, "$header_name matches");

         # how many MIME parts does the messages contain?
         $email->parts_ok($parts_count, "there were $parts_count parts found");

         # what is the MIME type of the firs part
         my @parts = $email->parts(); # see MIME::Entity
         $parts[0]->mime_type_ok('test/html', 'the first part is type text/html');


       Please note that this is ALPHA CODE. As such, the interface is likely to change.

       Test::Email is a subclass of MIME::Entity, with the above methods.  If you want the
       messages fetched from a POP3 account, use Test::POP3.

       Tests for equality remove trailing newlines from strings before testing.  This is because
       some mail messages have newlines appended to them during the mailing process, which could
       cause unnecessary confusion.

       This module should be 100% self-explanatory. If not, then please look at Test::Simple and
       Test::More for clarification.


       "my $email = Test::Email->new($lines_aref);"
           This is identical to "MIME::Entity->new()". See there for details.

       "$email->ok($test_href, $description);"
           Using this method, you can test multiple qualities of an email message with one test.
           This will execute the tests as expected and will produce output just like
           "Test::Simple::ok" and "Test::More::ok". Keys for $test_href are either "body", or
           they are considered to be the name of a header, case-insensitive.

       single-test methods
           The single-test methods in the synopsis above are very similar to their counterparts
           in Test::Simple and Test::More. Please consult those modules for documentation.

           Please note that tests for equality remove newlines from their operands before
           testing. This is because some email messages have newlines appended to them during

       "my $ok = $email-"parts_ok($parts_count, $description);>
           Check to see how many MIME parts this email contains. Each part is also a Test::Email

       "my $ok = $email-"mime_type_ok($expected_mime_type, $description);>
           Check the MIME type of an email or an email part.




       Test::Builder, Test::Simple, Test::More, Test::POP3


       I am open to suggestions.


       James Tolley, <>


       Copyright (C) 2007-2008 by James Tolley

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