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Net::SMTP multiple recipients


My mail script based on Net::SMTP is failing when I try to send to multiple recipients. I know why it's failing--because the multiple recipient formatting is incorrect. But I don't know the quickest way to fix it. According to the Perl doc:

$smtp->recipient($recipient1,$recipient2);  # Good
$smtp->recipient($recipient1,$recipient2, { SkipBad => 1 });  # Good
$smtp->recipient("$recipient,$recipient2"); # BAD  

You'll see that in my script, I'm doing #3 above, so it doesnt work.
How do I fix my script so that it will split my $Mailto string into an array or dynamically create the variables that will use this module the right way??

Here's the script:

use Net::SMTP;
$Mailfrom = "someaddress\@mysite.com";
# this line is causing the error
$Mailto = "recip1\@mysite.com,recip2\@mysite.com";

$smtp = Net::SMTP->new('maildomain',
      Hello => 'maildomain',
      Timeout => 30,
      Debug   => 1,


$smtp->datasend("To: $Mailto\n");
$smtp->datasend("From: $Mailfrom\n");
$smtp->datasend("Subject: Test msg from Netsmtp \n\n");
$smtp->datasend("A simple test message\n");
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pmosinskisAuthor Commented:

$smtp->recipient("$recipient,$recipient2"); # BAD  

is supposedly the SAME as

$smtp->to("$recipient,$recipient2"); # BAD  

pmosinskisAuthor Commented:
got my own answer!

@to_addresses = split(/,/, $Mailto);
foreach $addr (@to_addresses) {
Actually, it would be better to code it like this:

$smtp->recipient(split(/,/, $Mailto));

This would eliminate the intermediate variable @to_addresses, as well as remove the unnecessary loop.  Cleaner and faster. :-)
pmosinskisAuthor Commented:
i recommend that the points for the question be refunded, because i answered my own question. rkosai's solution is also correct, perhaps more optimized, but nonetheless i answered my own question.

PAQed, with points refunded (125)

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