Email::MessageID

NAME

Email::MessageID − Generate world unique message−ids.

VERSION

version 1.406

SYNOPSIS

use Email::MessageID;
my $mid = Email::MessageID−>new−>in_brackets;
print "Message−ID: $mid\x0D\x0A";

DESCRIPTION

Message-ids are optional, but highly recommended, headers that identify a message uniquely. This software generates a unique message-id.

METHODS

new
my $mid = Email::MessageID−>new;
my $new_mid = Email::MessageID−>new( host => $myhost );

This class method constructs an Email::Address object containing a unique message-id. You may specify custom "host" and "user" parameters.

By default, the "host" is generated from "Sys::Hostname::hostname".

By default, the "user" is generated using "Time::HiRes"’s "gettimeofday" and the process ID.

Using these values we have the ability to ensure world uniqueness down to a specific process running on a specific host, and the exact time down to six digits of microsecond precision.

create_host
my $domain_part = Email::MessageID−>create_host;

This method returns the domain part of the message-id.

create_user
my $local_part = Email::MessageID−>create_user;

This method returns a unique local part for the message-id. It includes some random data and some predictable data.

in_brackets
When using Email::MessageID directly to populate the "Message−ID" field, be sure to use "in_brackets" to get the string inside angle brackets:

header => [
...
'Message−Id' => Email::MessageID−>new−>in_brackets,
],

Don’t make this common mistake:

header => [
...
'Message−Id' => Email::MessageID−>new−>as_string, # WRONG!
],

AUTHORS

Casey West <casey@geeknest.com>

Ricardo SIGNES <rjbs@cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTOR

Aaron Crane <arc@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2004 by Casey West.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.