Provided by: libmail-spf-perl_2.9.0-4_all bug


       Mail::SPF::Term - SPF record term class


       An object of class Mail::SPF::Term represents a term within an SPF record.
       Mail::SPF::Term cannot be instantiated directly.  Create an instance of a concrete sub-
       class instead.

       The following constructor is provided:

       new(%options): returns Mail::SPF::Term
           Abstract.  Creates a new SPF record term object.

           %options is a list of key/value pairs, however Mail::SPF::Term itself specifies no
           constructor options.

       new_from_string($text, %options): returns Mail::SPF::Term; throws
       Mail::SPF::ENothingToParse, Mail::SPF::EInvalidTerm
           Abstract.  Creates a new SPF record term object by parsing the string and any options

   Class methods
       The following class methods are provided:

       name_pattern: returns Regexp
           Returns a regular expression that matches any legal name for an SPF record term.

   Instance methods
       The following instance methods are provided:

       text: returns string; throws Mail::SPF::ENoUnparsedText
           Returns the unparsed text of the term.  Throws a Mail::SPF::ENoUnparsedText exception
           if the term was created synthetically instead of being parsed, and no text was

       name: returns string
           Abstract.  Returns the name of the term.


       Mail::SPF, Mail::SPF::Record, Mail::SPF::Mech, Mail::SPF::Mod


       For availability, support, and license information, see the README file included with


       Julian Mehnle <>, Shevek <>