MIME::Lite Problem

Phil White Usenet at junk.manx.biz
Sat Jan 17 06:08:56 GMT 2009


This is an appalling plea for a little help. My sincere apologies, but
I have been bashing my head against this for a week now, and my
ignorance is driving me crazy...

I am trying to amend an existing program that uses MIME::Lite (because
it is both efficient, and is well written).

The email to be sent is first created in full, then, once complete, is
passed to a small subroutine for sending. To this end, the email
message if stored in an anonymous hash.

A summary of the code is given below. What I need to be able to do, is
create a new multipart container, and attach this to the aforementioned
anonymous hash - it is this part that I am failing on...

If you have any ideas on how I might solve my conundrum, I'd be very

Best wishes,



my $msg = {
    To       => $recipients,
    From     => $from,
    Subject  => $subject,
$msg->{attach} = [];
push @{ $msg->{attach} }, {
    Type        => 'application/octet-stream',
    Filename    => "$param.$bestext",
    Data        => $data,
    Disposition => 'attachment',
    Encoding    => 'base64',
$piece = MIME::Lite->new (
    Type        => "multipart/$container",
    Encoding    => '7bit',
>>> HOW DO I PUSH $piece ONTO $msg ?? <<<

# End of main program. Email must be completed by this stage..
send ($msg);

sub send {
    my $msg = @_;
    my $ml = MIME::Lite->new(
        To          => $msg->{To},
        From        => $msg->{From},
        Subject     => $msg->{Subject},
        Data        => $msg->{body},
        Encoding    => 'quoted-printable',
    foreach my $a (@{ $msg->{attach} || [] }) {
        $ml->attach( %$a );

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