Embarrassing Email Question

This is embarrassing, but that's never stopped me before.
I've been using the same chunk of code to send simple acknowledgement emails from a script for a long time (it works).
I know it's not MIME:, but I don't know if its SENDMAIL, or what.
I wanted to add an attachment to this, but it's looking as if this isn't the format inwhich to do it.
So the question is - what kind of MAIL is used below, and will it allow attachments
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 if (open(MAIL,"|mail tmccar10\@ford.com")){                
          print "Emailed to Decision Support!\n<BR>";
          print MAIL "\n";
          print MAIL "Name: $Q::name (PROFS ID: $Q::profsid) has submitted the following request for a NEW report on $date\n";
          print MAIL "Department: $Q::deptno\n";
...
}
else {
      print "Open to mail failed!\n<BR>";      
}
            close(MAIL);
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TintinCommented:
The 'mail' command is a simple command line based tool to send/read mail.  It does not have native support for attachments.  As for the Mail Transport Agent (MTA) it uses, it could be sendmail, postfix or whatever.  It doesn't care.

If you want to send attachments, the most popular method in Perl by a huge margin is to use the MIME::Lite module.  It's very simple to install and use.

See http://search.cpan.org/~yves/MIME-Lite-3.01/lib/MIME/Lite.pm
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tmccar10Author Commented:
Thanks TIn TIn-

I'm aware of MIME, I don't think I understand it very well.
One question, if I can prevail on you.
I want to use this to give information to a another user that was collected on a form.
Like $Q::Name;
       $Q::Address;
I don't see where I list those. Is it "data=>?
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TintinCommented:
Yes, it goes in the data section ,eg:

my $text = <<EOF;
Emailed to Decision Support!<BR>

Name: $Q::name (PROFS ID: $Q::profsid) has submitted the following request for a NEW report on date
Department: $Q::deptno
EOF

my $msg = MIME::Lite->new(
                 From     =>'user@ford.com',
                 To       =>'tmccar10@ford.com',
                 Subject  =>'Your subject',
                 Data     => $text
                 );

$msg->send or die "Can not send mail $!\n";
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tmccar10Author Commented:
Thanks, Tin Tin, as always.
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