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Old 03-25-2003, 03:31 PM   #1
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script to send email message


I have been researching on this. i got a script when i try to run get an error connecting to server. This script i am just trying to get to work, but the main reason for this is to be able to insert it into another Perl script where i would like email to be sent automatically when the other part of the script does something!

[root@cctv cgi-bin]# perl
Content-type: text/plain

Couldn't connect to server at line 22.
[root@cctv cgi-bin]#




use Net::SMTP;

print "Content-type: text/plain", "\n\n";

my $DEBUG = 1;

$| = 1;
open(STDERR, ">&STDOUT");

# Set this variable to your smtp server name
my $ServerName = "smtp.";

# Create a new SMTP object
$smtp = Net::SMTP->new($ServerName, Debug => 1);

# If you can't connect, don't proceed with the rest of the script
die "Couldn't connect to server" unless $smtp;

# Initiate the mail transaction
# Your "real" email address
my $MailFrom = "cctv_server\";

# Recipient's "real" email address
my $MailTo = "cctv_alert\";

$smtp->mail( $MailFrom );
$smtp->to( $MailTo );

# Start the mail

# Send the header
# This address will appear in the message
$smtp->datasend("To: cctv_alert\\n");

# So will this one
$smtp->datasend("From: cctv_server\\n");
$smtp->datasend("Subject: Test Message\n");

# Send the body.
$smtp->datasend("Hello World!\n\n");

# Send the termination string

# Close the connection
Old 03-25-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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Personally I would use sendmail but I think the problem is that the line
my $ServerName = "smtp.";
should be
my $ServerName = "";
Old 03-26-2003, 01:35 AM   #3
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add this and u will probably get a more detailed error message.

# If you can't connect, don't proceed with the rest of the script
die "Couldn't connect to server: $!" unless $smtp;

does the server require authentication?
cheers, jens


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