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Mail::Message::Dummy(3User Contributed Perl DocumentaMail::Message::Dummy(3pm)



NAME
       Mail::Message::Dummy - a placeholder for a missing messages

INHERITANCE
        Mail::Message::Dummy
          is a Mail::Message
          is a Mail::Reporter

SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
       Dummy messages are used by modules which maintain ordered lists of
       messages, usually based on message-id.  A good example is
       Mail::Box::Thread::Manager, which detects related messages by scanning
       the known message headers for references to other messages.  As long as
       the referenced messages are not found inside the mailbox, their place
       is occupied by a dummy.

       Be careful when using modules which may create dummies.  Before trying
       to access the header or body use isDummy() to check if the message is a
       dummy message.

METHODS
       Constructors

       $obj->clone(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructors" in Mail::Message

       Mail::Message::Dummy->new(MESSAGE-ID, OPTIONS)

           Create a new dummy message to occupy the space for a real message
           with the specified MESSAGE-ID.

            Option    --Defined in     --Default
            body        Mail::Message    <not used>
            body_type   Mail::Message    Mail::Message::Body::Lines
            deleted     Mail::Message    <false>
            field_type  Mail::Message    <not used>
            head        Mail::Message    <not used>
            head_type   Mail::Message    <not used>
            labels      Mail::Message    {}
            log         Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'
            messageId   Mail::Message    <required>
            modified    Mail::Message    <always false>
            trace       Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'
            trusted     Mail::Message    <always true>

           . body => OBJECT

           . body_type => CLASS

           . deleted => BOOLEAN

           . field_type => CLASS

           . head => OBJECT

           . head_type => CLASS

           . labels => ARRAY|HASH

           . log => LEVEL

           . messageId => STRING

           . modified => BOOLEAN

           . trace => LEVEL

           . trusted => BOOLEAN

           example:

            my $message = Mail::Message::Dummy->new($msgid);
            if($message->isDummy) {...}

       Constructing a message

       $obj->bounce([RG-OBJECT|OPTIONS])

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Bounce

       Mail::Message::Dummy->build([MESSAGE|PART|BODY], CONTENT)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Build

       Mail::Message::Dummy->buildFromBody(BODY, [HEAD], HEADERS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Build

       $obj->forward(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       $obj->forwardAttach(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       $obj->forwardEncapsulate(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       $obj->forwardInline(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       $obj->forwardNo(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       $obj->forwardPostlude

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       $obj->forwardPrelude

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       $obj->forwardSubject(STRING)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Forward

       Mail::Message::Dummy->read(FILEHANDLE|SCALAR|REF-SCALAR|ARRAY-OF-LINES,
       OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Read

       $obj->rebuild(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Rebuild

       $obj->reply(OPTIONS)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Reply

       $obj->replyPrelude([STRING|FIELD|ADDRESS|ARRAY-OF-THINGS])

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Reply

       $obj->replySubject(STRING)

       Mail::Message::Dummy->replySubject(STRING)

           See "Constructing a message" in Mail::Message::Construct::Reply

       The message

       $obj->container

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->isDummy

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->isPart

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->messageId

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->print([FILEHANDLE])

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->send([MAILER], OPTIONS)

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->size

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->toplevel

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       $obj->write([FILEHANDLE])

           See "The message" in Mail::Message

       The header

       $obj->bcc

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->cc

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->date

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->destinations

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->from

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->get(FIELDNAME)

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->guessTimestamp

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->head(...)

       $obj->nrLines

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->sender

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->study(FIELDNAME)

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->subject

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->timestamp

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       $obj->to

           See "The header" in Mail::Message

       The body

       $obj->body([BODY])

           See "The body" in Mail::Message

       $obj->contentType

           See "The body" in Mail::Message

       $obj->decoded(OPTIONS)

           See "The body" in Mail::Message

       $obj->encode(OPTIONS)

           See "The body" in Mail::Message

       $obj->isMultipart

           See "The body" in Mail::Message

       $obj->isNested

           See "The body" in Mail::Message

       $obj->parts(['ALL'|'ACTIVE'|'DELETED'|'RECURSE'|FILTER])

           See "The body" in Mail::Message

       Flags

       $obj->delete

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->deleted([BOOLEAN])

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->isDeleted

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->isModified

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->label(LABEL|PAIRS)

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->labels

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->labelsToStatus

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->modified([BOOLEAN])

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       $obj->statusToLabels

           See "Flags" in Mail::Message

       The whole message as text

       $obj->file

           See "The whole message as text" in Mail::Message::Construct::Text

       $obj->lines

           See "The whole message as text" in Mail::Message::Construct::Text

       $obj->printStructure([FILEHANDLE|undef],[INDENT])

           See "The whole message as text" in Mail::Message::Construct::Text

       $obj->string

           See "The whole message as text" in Mail::Message::Construct::Text

       Internals

       $obj->clonedFrom

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       Mail::Message::Dummy->coerce(MESSAGE, OPTIONS)

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       $obj->isDelayed

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       $obj->readBody(PARSER, HEAD [, BODYTYPE])

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       $obj->readFromParser(PARSER, [BODYTYPE])

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       $obj->readHead(PARSER [,CLASS])

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       $obj->recursiveRebuildPart(PART, OPTIONS)

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message::Construct::Rebuild

       $obj->storeBody(BODY)

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       $obj->takeMessageId([STRING])

           See "Internals" in Mail::Message

       Error handling

       $obj->AUTOLOAD

           See "METHODS" in Mail::Message::Construct

       $obj->addReport(OBJECT)

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->defaultTrace([LEVEL]|[LOGLEVEL, TRACELEVEL]|[LEVEL, CALLBACK])

       Mail::Message::Dummy->defaultTrace([LEVEL]|[LOGLEVEL,
       TRACELEVEL]|[LEVEL, CALLBACK])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->errors

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]])

       Mail::Message::Dummy->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->logPriority(LEVEL)

       Mail::Message::Dummy->logPriority(LEVEL)

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->logSettings

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->notImplemented

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->report([LEVEL])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->reportAll([LEVEL])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->shortSize([VALUE])

       Mail::Message::Dummy->shortSize([VALUE])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Message

       $obj->shortString

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Message

       $obj->trace([LEVEL])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       $obj->warnings

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

       Cleanup

       $obj->DESTROY

           See "Cleanup" in Mail::Message

       $obj->destruct

           See "Cleanup" in Mail::Message

       $obj->inGlobalDestruction

           See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter

DETAILS
DIAGNOSTICS
       Error: Cannot coerce a $class object into a $class object

       Error: Cannot include forward source as $include.

           Unknown alternative for the forward(include).  Valid choices are
           "NO", "INLINE", "ATTACH", and "ENCAPSULATE".

       Error: Cannot include reply source as $include.

           Unknown alternative for the "include" option of reply().  Valid
           choices are "NO", "INLINE", and "ATTACH".

       Error: Message-Id is required for a dummy.

           A dummy message occupies the place for a real message.  When a
           dummy is created, the id of the message which place it is holding
           must be known.

       Error: Method bounce requires To, Cc, or Bcc

           The message bounce() method forwards a received message off to
           someone else without modification; you must specified it's new
           destination.  If you have the urge not to specify any destination,
           you probably are looking for reply(). When you wish to modify the
           content, use forward().

       Error: Method forwardAttach requires a preamble

       Error: Method forwardEncapsulate requires a preamble

       Error: No address to create forwarded to.

           If a forward message is created, a destination address must be
           specified.

       Error: No default mailer found to send message.

           The message send() mechanism had not enough information to
           automatically find a mail transfer agent to sent this message.
           Specify a mailer explicitly using the "via" options.

       Error: No rebuild rule $name defined.

       Error: Only build() Mail::Message's; they are not in a folder yet

           You may wish to construct a message to be stored in a some kind of
           folder, but you need to do that in two steps.  First, create a
           normal Mail::Message, and then add it to the folder.  During this
           Mail::Box::addMessage() process, the message will get coerce()-d
           into the right message type, adding storage information and the
           like.

       Error: Package $package does not implement $method.

           Fatal error: the specific package (or one of its superclasses) does
           not implement this method where it should. This message means that
           some other related classes do implement this method however the
           class at hand does not.  Probably you should investigate this and
           probably inform the author of the package.

       Error: You cannot take the head/body of a dummy message

           Dummy messages are place-holders in message threads: the thread
           detected the existence of the message, because it found the
           message-id in a Reply-To or References field, however it did not
           find the header and body of the message yet.  Use isDummy() to
           check whether the thread node returned a dummy or not.

       Error: coercion starts with some object

SEE ALSO
       This module is part of Mail-Box distribution version 2.082, built on
       April 28, 2008. Website: http://perl.overmeer.net/mailbox/

LICENSE
       Copyrights 2001-2008 by Mark Overmeer. For other contributors see
       ChangeLog.

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



perl v5.10.0                      2008-04-28         Mail::Message::Dummy(3pm)