[lug] SMTP Headers, from perl module
scotty at scottyallen.com
Tue Jul 8 16:47:28 MDT 2003
On Tue, 2003-07-08 at 14:32, Elyse Grasso wrote:
> Does anyone have any experience using the Net::SMTP perl module?
> My messages seem to be being sent without dates, and my message body
> seems to be being seen as a malformed header when talking to a qmail
> server on a linux host. (The script is running on a Windows client
> I've used the same email subroutine before without seeing the date
Net::SMTP doesn't really handle much header functionality. To have
fields like subject and date, you need to make your own header. This is
simply a matter of adding the various necessary header fields, one per
line, to the top of the message, seperated from the main body by a
newline. I usually add To:, From:, Subject:, and Date:. For the date,
I usually just use the string output from localtime().
It looks like your script might be trying to add a date field, but is
doing so in the wrong format. It should be in the form "Date: Sun, 6
Jul 2003 11:01:49 -0600" and not have any newlines between it and the
rest of the header.
Also, looks like SpamAssassin is the one complaining about the lack of a
date field. I think qmail doesn't really care, since it timestamps it
must have had seven fingers
on his middle hand
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