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Mail::SpamAssassin::MeUsereContributed Perl DoMail::SpamAssassin::Message(3pm)



NAME
       Mail::SpamAssassin::Message - decode, render, and hold an RFC-2822
       message

DESCRIPTION
       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
       this:

         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

PUBLIC METHODS
       new()
           Creates a Mail::SpamAssassin::Message object.  Takes a hash
           reference as a parameter.  The used hash key/value pairs are as
           follows:

           "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.

       find_parts()
           Used to search the tree for specific MIME parts.  See
           Mail::SpamAssassin::Message::Node for more details.

       get_pristine_header()
           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.

       get_mbox_separator()
           Returns the mbox separator found in the message, or undef if there
           wasn't one.

       get_body()
           Returns an array of the pristine message body, one line per array
           element.

       get_pristine()
           Returns a scalar of the entire pristine message.

       get_pristine_body()
           Returns a scalar of the pristine message body.

       extract_message_metadata($permsgstatus)
       $str = get_metadata($hdr)
       put_metadata($hdr, $text)
       delete_metadata($hdr)
       $str = get_all_metadata()
       finish_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.

       finish()
           Clean up an object so that it can be destroyed.

       receive_date()
           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()
           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 ...)

       _parse_multipart()
           Generate a root node, and for each child part call parse_body() to
           generate the tree.

       _parse_normal()
           Generate a leaf node and add it to the parent.



perl v5.10.0                      2008-06-10  Mail::SpamAssassin::Message(3pm)