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PERL SMTP e-mail help

Discussion in 'Perl' started by gdsoccer11, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. gdsoccer11

    gdsoccer11 New Member

    Hey all,

    I've written a working smtp email script using the NET::SMTP module the only problem is that whenever I use a \n in the message body it fails to place it in the email. Here is the script:

    use Data::Dumper;
    use Net::SMTP;
    use strict;
    my $to = 'to';
    my $from = 'your name';
    my $subject = "subject";
    my $greeting = "An error has occured";
    my $message = "Error Stats: blah blah blah /n
                              more blah blah";
    my $smtp = Net::SMTP->new('xxx.xxx.x.xxx');    
    my $status = $smtp->recipient($to);
    $smtp->datasend("From: $from\n");
    $smtp->datasend("To: $to\n");
    $smtp->datasend("Subject: $subject\n");
    $smtp->datasend("Content-Type: text/html; charset=\"us-ascii\"\n");
    now like I said that succesfull sends the e-mail if everything is filled in but none of my new lines (and I have like 6 of them) are showing up in the message body.

    Any thoughts?
  2. naveen

    naveen New Member

    I see that you've given content type to be text-html, in which case, the newline is defined by the <br> tag and not \n. For \n to be converted to a new line, you need the content type of the email to be set to text-plain.

    Try it out and see if it makes any difference. The rest of your script looks fine.

  3. pradeep

    pradeep Team Leader

    or try this!

    $message =~ s/\n/<br\/>/g;
    But Naveen's suggestion is the best!
  4. ballroot

    ballroot New Member

    Thanks, works for me too.

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