=encoding utf8

=head1 NAME

Mail::Send - Simple electronic mail interface


  require Mail::Send;

  $msg = Mail::Send->new;
  $msg = Mail::Send->new(Subject => 'example', To => 'timbo');

  $msg->to('user@host', 'user2@example.com');
  $msg->subject('example subject');

  $msg->set($header, @values);
  $msg->add($header, @values);

  # Launch mailer and set headers. The filehandle returned
  # by open() is an instance of the Mail::Mailer class.
  # Arguments to the open() method are passed to the Mail::Mailer
  # constructor.

  $fh = $msg->open;   # some default mailer
  $fh = $msg->open('sendmail'); # explicit
  print $fh "Body of message";
  $fh->close          # complete the message and send it
      or die "couldn't send whole message: $!\n";


L<Mail::Send|Mail::Send> creates e-mail messages without using the L<Mail::Header|Mail::Header>
knowledge, which means that all escaping and folding must be done by
you!  Also: do not forget to escape leading dots.  Simplicity has its price.

When you have time, take a look at Mail::Transport which is part of
the MailBox suite.

=head1 METHODS

=head2 Constructors

=over 4

=item Mail::Send-E<gt>B<new>(PAIRS)

A list of header fields (provided as key-value PAIRS) can be used to
initialize the object, limited to the few provided as method: C<to>,
C<subject>, C<cc>, and C<bcc>.  For other header fields, use L<add()|Mail::Send/"Header fields">.


=head2 Header fields

=over 4

=item $obj-E<gt>B<add>($fieldname, @values)

Add values to the list of defined values for the $fieldname.

=item $obj-E<gt>B<bcc>(@values)

=item $obj-E<gt>B<cc>(@values)

=item $obj-E<gt>B<delete>($fieldname)

=item $obj-E<gt>B<set>($fieldname, @values)

The @values will replace the old values for the $fieldname.  Returned is
the LIST of values after modification.

=item $obj-E<gt>B<subject>(@values)

=item $obj-E<gt>B<to>(@values)


=head2 Sending

=over 4

=item $obj-E<gt>B<open>(%options)

The %options are used to initiate a mailer object via
L<Mail::Mailer::new()|Mail::Mailer/"Constructors">.  Then L<Mail::Mailer::open()|Mail::Mailer/"Constructors"> is called
with the knowledge collected in this C<Mail::Send> object.

Be warned: this module implements raw smtp, which means that you have
to escape lines which start with a dot, by adding one in front.


=head1 SEE ALSO

This module is part of the MailTools distribution,

=head1 AUTHORS

The MailTools bundle was developed by Graham Barr.  Later, Mark
Overmeer took over maintenance without commitment to further development.

Mail::Cap by Gisle Aas E<lt>aas@oslonett.noE<gt>.
Mail::Field::AddrList by Peter Orbaek E<lt>poe@cit.dkE<gt>.
Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send by Tim Bunce E<lt>Tim.Bunce@ig.co.ukE<gt>.
For other contributors see ChangeLog.

=head1 LICENSE

Copyrights 1995-2000 Graham Barr E<lt>gbarr@pobox.comE<gt> and
2001-2017 Mark Overmeer E<lt>perl@overmeer.netE<gt>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the same terms as Perl itself.
See F<http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html>