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usin perl to Read email

Posted on 2003-11-25
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Hi All
I need to read an email every time "X email account" receives mails using perl and
i only want to print the subject of the received mail to the screen. thanks in advance
any help will be apriciated.

chz
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I have a registered email account on a mail sever pop3 i just need to monitor and  print the subject of emails every time there is a new mail.

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First, u have to install mail pop 3 client.

download and install in the standard way (it doesn't require a compiler)

http://perl.com/cgi-bin/cpan_mod?module=Mail::POP3Client

After that's installed, try the following (make sure to put in the name of your pop server, as well as the appropriate user name and password):

use strict;
use Mail::POP3Client;

my($POPServer) = 'pop3.mail.com';
my($user) = 'me';
my($password) = 'secret';

my($pop) = new Mail::POP3Client($user, $password, $POPServer) ||
      die "Unable to connect to $POPServer";

my($count, $i);
if ($count = $pop->Count) {
    print "$count Message";
    print 's' if $count > 1;
    print " Found:\n";

    for($i = 1; $i <= $count; $i++) {
        foreach ($pop->Head($i)) {
            print "\t$_\n" if m/^Subject/;
        }
    }
} else {
   print "No Messages found\n";
}

thanks to b2pi.

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by:Thlware
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Mail::POP3Client; this module seems to be a Unix/linux type module is there alternative module for windows
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by:shivsa
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it does not matter as long as perl is using this module, syntex in perl is same on unix/windows.
try to install it and see of this script solve your things.
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