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Mail::Transport::SendmUser3Contributed Perl DocuMail::Transport::Sendmail(3pm)

       Mail::Transport::Sendmail - transmit messages using external Sendmail

          is a Mail::Transport::Send
          is a Mail::Transport
          is a Mail::Reporter

        my $sender = Mail::Transport::Sendmail->new(...);

       Implements mail transport using the external 'Sendmail' program.  When
       instantiated, the mailer will look for the binary in specific system
       directories, and the first version found is taken.

       Some people use Postfix as MTA.  Postfix can be installed as
       replacement for Sendmail: is provides a program with the same name and
       options.  So, this module supports postfix as well.



        Option          --Defined in     --Default
        executable        Mail::Transport  undef
        hostname          Mail::Transport  'localhost'
        interval          Mail::Transport  30
        log               Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'
        password          Mail::Transport  undef
        port              Mail::Transport  undef
        proxy             Mail::Transport  undef
        retry             Mail::Transport  <false>
        sendmail_options                   []
        timeout           Mail::Transport  120
        trace             Mail::Reporter   'WARNINGS'
        username          Mail::Transport  undef
        via               Mail::Transport  'sendmail'

           . executable => FILENAME

           . hostname => HOSTNAME|ARRAY-OF-HOSTNAMES

           . interval => SECONDS

           . log => LEVEL

           . password => STRING

           . port => INTEGER

           . proxy => PATH

           . retry => NUMBER|undef

           . sendmail_options => ARRAY

               Add to the command-line of the started sendmail MTU a list of
               separate words.  So say " [ '-f', $file ] " and not " [ "-f
               $file" ] ", because the latter will be taken by sendmail as one
               word only.

           . timeout => SECONDS

           . trace => LEVEL

           . username => STRING

           . via => CLASS|NAME

       Sending mail

       $obj->destinations(MESSAGE, [ADDRESS|ARRAY-OF-ADDRESSES])

           See "Sending mail" in Mail::Transport::Send

       $obj->putContent(MESSAGE, FILEHANDLE, OPTIONS)

           See "Sending mail" in Mail::Transport::Send

       $obj->send(MESSAGE, OPTIONS)

           See "Sending mail" in Mail::Transport::Send

       $obj->trySend(MESSAGE, OPTIONS)

        Option          --Default
        sendmail_options  undef

           . sendmail_options => ARRAY

       Server connection

       $obj->findBinary(NAME [, DIRECTORIES])

           See "Server connection" in Mail::Transport


           See "Server connection" in Mail::Transport


           See "Server connection" in Mail::Transport

       Error handling


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

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


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter

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

       Mail::Transport::Sendmail->log([LEVEL [,STRINGS]])

           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter



           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Error handling" in Mail::Reporter



           See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter


           See "Cleanup" in Mail::Reporter

       Error: Errors when closing sendmail mailer $program: $!

           The was no problem starting the sendmail mail transfer agent, but
           for some specific reason the message could not be handled

       Warning: Message has no destination

           It was not possible to figure-out where the message is intended to
           go to.

       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.

       Warning: Resent group does not specify a destination

           The message which is sent is the result of a bounce (for instance
           created with Mail::Message::bounce()), and therefore starts with a
           "Received" header field.  With the "bounce", the new destination(s)
           of the message are given, which should be included as "Resent-To",
           "Resent-Cc", and "Resent-Bcc".

           The "To", "Cc", and "Bcc" header information is only used if no
           "Received" was found.  That seems to be the best explanation of the

           As alternative, you may also specify the "to" option to some of the
           senders (for instance Mail::Transport::SMTP::send(to) to overrule
           any information found in the message itself about the destination.

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

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

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.  See

perl v5.10.0                      2008-04-28    Mail::Transport::Sendmail(3pm)