Email using perl
Posted on 2008-06-19
Having been forced to upgrade my old W98 machine to Vista, I now need to revamp everything software-wise.
I am connected with an organisation that I send out a regular email to. I used to use my own purpose-written Visual Basic program that used vbSendMail, and that worked very well. (I used a data file that contained all the email addresses so there was no fancy SQL database or similar - simply a text file that my program read)
However VB6 is no longer supported on Vista and I am trying to upgrade a perl module that I have that does (basically) the same thing - ie sends out emails
The trouble is, the variations of perl email programs that I have used (MIME::LITE, and a couple of others) don't work ALL that well - the smtp connections either crash out after a certain number of email sends OR something else doesn't work OR the perl module that someone else recommends doesn't actually do the job I want.
Therefore - I want a reliable, easy to use perl email module that will enable me to send 400-500 emails in a short period of time, that will not time out in a connection, won't cost me anything and will be fairly easy to use, and must run on Windows.
Does anyone know of such a beast - ie a perl equivalent of vbSendMail that works?