Mail::SpamAssassin::MeUsereContributed Perl DoMail::SpamAssassin::Message(3pm)
Mail::SpamAssassin::Message - decode, render, and hold an RFC-2822
This module encapsulates an email message and allows access to the
various MIME message parts and message metadata.
The message structure, after initiating a parse() cycle, looks like
Message object, also top-level node in Message::Node tree
+---> Message::Node for other parts in MIME structure
| |---> [ more Message::Node parts ... ]
| [ others ... ]
+---> Message::Metadata object to hold metadata
Creates a Mail::SpamAssassin::Message object. Takes a hash
reference as a parameter. The used hash key/value pairs are as
"message" is either undef (which will use STDIN), a scalar of the
entire message, an array reference of the message with 1 line per
array element, and either a file glob or IO::File object which
holds the entire contents of the message.
Note: The message is expected to generally be in RFC 2822 format,
optionally including an mbox message separator line (the "From "
line) as the first line.
"parse_now" specifies whether or not to create the MIME tree at
object-creation time or later as necessary.
The parse_now option, by default, is set to false (0). This allows
SpamAssassin to not have to generate the tree of
Mail::SpamAssassin::Message::Node objects and their related data if
the tree is not going to be used. This is handy, for instance,
when running "spamassassin -d", which only needs the pristine
header and body which is always handled when the object is created.
"subparse" specifies how many MIME recursion levels should be
parsed. Defaults to 20.
Used to search the tree for specific MIME parts. See
Mail::SpamAssassin::Message::Node for more details.
Returns pristine headers of the message. If no specific header
name is given as a parameter (case-insensitive), then all headers
will be returned as a scalar, including the blank line at the end
of the headers.
If called in an array context, an array will be returned with each
specific header in a different element. In a scalar context, the
last specific header is returned.
ie: If 'Subject' is specified as the header, and there are 2
Subject headers in a message, the last/bottom one in the message is
returned in scalar context or both are returned in array context.
Note: the returned header will include the ending newline and any
embedded whitespace folding.
Returns the mbox separator found in the message, or undef if there
Returns an array of the pristine message body, one line per array
Returns a scalar of the entire pristine message.
Returns a scalar of the pristine message body.
$str = get_metadata($hdr)
$str = get_all_metadata()
Destroys the metadata for this message. Once a message has been
scanned fully, the metadata is no longer required. Destroying
this will free up some memory.
Clean up an object so that it can be destroyed.
Return a time_t value with the received date of the current
message, or current time if received time couldn't be determined.
PARSING METHODS, NON-PUBLIC
These methods take a RFC2822-esque formatted message and create a tree
with all of the MIME body parts included. Those parts will be decoded
as necessary, and text/html parts will be rendered into a standard text
format, suitable for use in SpamAssassin.
parse_body() passes the body part that was passed in onto the
correct part parser, either _parse_multipart() for multipart/*
parts, or _parse_normal() for everything else. Multipart sections
become the root of sub-trees, while everything else becomes a leaf
in the tree.
For multipart messages, the first call to parse_body() doesn't
create a new sub-tree and just uses the parent node to contain
children. All other calls to parse_body() will cause a new sub-
tree root to be created and children will exist underneath that
root. (this is just so the tree doesn't have a root node which
points at the actual root node ...)
Generate a root node, and for each child part call parse_body() to
generate the tree.
Generate a leaf node and add it to the parent.
perl v5.10.0 2008-06-10 Mail::SpamAssassin::Message(3pm)