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Sending Attachment using MIME::Lite

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I'm a newbie to perl and i'd like some assistance trying to figure out how to send an attachment using MIME::Lite. I have searched the net far and wide and have used and modify different examples of attachment scripts. Unfortunately, i have had no luck trying to execute my script.

Every time i attempt to execute the script i receive the following response:
Global symbol "$msg" requires explicit package name at line 22.
Global symbol "$msg" requires explicit package name at line 30.
Global symbol "$msg" requires explicit package name at line 36.
Global symbol "$file_gif" requires explicit package name at line 41.
Global symbol "$msg" requires explicit package name at line 43.

Below is the code:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
use warnings;
use MIME::Lite;

### Adjust sender, recipient and your SMTP mailhost
my $from_address = '';
my $to_address = '';

### Adjust subject and body message
my $subject = 'A message with 2 parts ...';
my $message_body = "Here's the attachment file(s) you wanted";

### Adjust the filenames
my $my_file_pdf = '/export/home/omcadmin/bin/test.pdf';
my $your_file_pdf = 'test.pdf';

### Create the multipart container
$msg = MIME::Lite->new (
From => $from_address,
To => $to_address,
Subject => $subject,
Type =>'multipart/mixed'
) or die "Error creating multipart container: $!\n";

### Add the text message part
$msg->attach (
Type => 'TEXT',
Data => $message_body
) or die "Error adding the text message part: $!\n";

### Add the PDF file
$msg->attach (
Type => 'pdf/pdf',
Path => $my_file_pdf,
Filename => $your_file_pdf,
Disposition => 'attachment'
) or die "Error adding $file_gif: $!\n";


I know this is probably something stupid. Can someone assist me with this?
Aug 17 '09 #1
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When you are using strict pragma, all the local variables in the script need to be declared with my.
Change the line:
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  1. $msg = MIME::Lite->new (

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  1. my $msg = MIME::Lite->new (

As for $file_gif, the variable is not defined anywhere in the script.
Aug 18 '09 #2

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These are all errors associated with using strict and warnings and need to be worked out to get to any real errors.


Aug 18 '09 #3

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Already replied to and resolved on another forum.
Aug 18 '09 #4

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I see. well, i managed to modify my script but i'm having problems attempting to send the email via Net::SMTP. I keep receiving the following error when i execute the script:

SMTP MAIL command failed:
5.7.1 Helo invalid .

at line 30

This is the very last line in the script below which is
$msg -> send;

Below is my modified script:

#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use warnings;
use MIME::Lite;
use Net::SMTP;

my $msg = MIME::Lite->new(
From => '',
To => '',
cc => '',
Subject => 'Multiple attachments',
Type => 'multipart/mixed');

$msg->attach( Type =>'image/jpg',
Path =>'/export/home/omcadmin/bin/Sunset.jpg',
Filename =>'Sunset.jpg');

$msg->attach( Type =>'image/jpg',
Path =>'/export/home/omcadmin/bin/Winter.jpg',
Filename =>'Winter.jpg');

$msg->attach( Type =>'TEXT',
Data =>'This is a test for outside usage');


MIME::Lite->send('smtp', 'SMTP_SERVER');
$msg -> send;

What could i be doing wrong?
Aug 19 '09 #5

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P: 4,059
see perlguru
Aug 19 '09 #6

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