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perl to add html file as body of email

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I am simply trying to us MIME::Lite to add the contents of a pre-existing html file as the body of an email, not an attachment.  I have everything working, regarding the email, but can't figure out how to place the html file as the body of an email.  I can make it work using an attachment, but not in the body text.  
Please let me know how to place the contents of a file into the body content of the email message.
I am using Unix.
#!/usr/bin/perl
use MIME::Lite;
use Net::SMTP;
my $mail_host = '11.111.11.11';
$msg = MIME::Lite->new)
From =>'myemail@home.com';
To =>'myfrom@home.com';
Subject =>'send as html inline';
Type =>'text/html';
Data =>'this is where the contents of the external html should go'
);
MIME::Lite->send('smtp', $mail_host, Timeout=>60);
$msg->send;

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Question by:bray007
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lwadwell earned 500 total points
ID: 24372148
Hi bray007,

try something like ...

lwadwell
#!/usr/bin/perl
use MIME::Lite;
use Net::SMTP;
# Open and read file contents
open(INFILE,"/path/to/filename.html") or die "Cannot open file $!";
my @filecontents = <INFILE>;
close(INFILE);
# Send email
my $mail_host = '11.111.11.11';
my $msg = MIME::Lite->new(
From =>'myemail@home.com',
To =>'myfrom@home.com',
Subject =>'send as html inline',
Type =>'text/html',
Data => join("",@filecontents)
);
MIME::Lite->send('smtp', $mail_host, Timeout=>60);
$msg->send;

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by:bray007
ID: 24372179
Perfect, it worked.  The only edit is an additional ) was removed from your example.  Working sample in the code snippet.
thanks a bunch!
#!/usr/bin/perl
use MIME::Lite;
use Net::SMTP;
# Open and read file contents
open(INFILE,"/path/to/filename.html") or die "Cannot open file $!";
my @filecontents = <INFILE>;
close(INFILE);
# Send email
my $mail_host = '11.111.11.11';
my $msg = MIME::Lite->new(
From =>'myemail@home.com',
To =>'myfrom@home.com',
Subject =>'send as html inline',
Type =>'text/html',
Data => join("",@filecontents);
MIME::Lite->send('smtp', $mail_host, Timeout=>60);
$msg->send;

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