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Posted on 2009-07-09
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I Iam trying to send an email with a PDF attachment, my script works but when I get the mail and I try to open it it says message was corrupted and itdoes not open it, I tried plaing with the Encoding trying different setting with no luck, could you help me?

use MIME::Lite;
$message = MIME::Lite->new(
           From     => 'me@mydomain.com',
           To       => 'someone@otherdomain.com,
           Subject  => "PDF file",
           Type     => "multipart/mixed",
           Data     => "pdf file attached");
 
$message->attach(
           Type     => "application/pdf",
           #Encoding => "base64",
           Disposition => 'Attachement',
           Path     => "/tmp",
           Filename => "HelloWorld.pdf");
$message->send;

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by:Suhas .
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can you try with attached code format

the only difference is

a line added in code with MIME::Lite->send()...

Cheers...
Suhas

#!/usr/bin/perl
use MIME::Lite;
 
            my $message = MIME::Lite->new(
 
                        From     => 'abc@abc.com' ,
                        To       => 'abc@abc.com' ,
                        #Bcc                 => 'xyz@xyz.com',
                        Subject  => 'your attachment in this mail',
                        Type     => 'text/plain',
                        Encoding => '8bit',
                        Data     => "Dear Sirs,\nBest regards,\nbla bla"
            );
 
 
 
    my ($mime_type, $encoding) = ('application/octet-stream', 'base64');
 
 
 
            $message->attach (
 
                        Type     => $mime_type ,
                        Encoding => $encoding ,
                        Path     => '/absolute/path/to/the/folder/containing/my.xls',
                        Filename => 'MyExcel.xls'
            );
 
             MIME::Lite->send('smtp', 'external path', Timeout => 20);#should enter the internet smtp address
            $message->send;

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by:ricuff
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Hi I tried your code but it gives the same error
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Suhas . earned 125 total points
ID: 24812371
it worked without any issues for me for pdf,xls and txt format.

in 25th line of my code type '/tmp/helloworld.pdf' instead of '/tmp'

and in line 29 for 'external path' you need to mention the smtp address

cheers...
Suhas




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by:ricuff
ID: 24812505
yes It works, after chenging the line "in 25th line of my code type '/tmp/helloworld.pdf' instead of '/tmp'" as you said it sends the attachment and it opens regiularly with acreobat reader

thanks
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by:Suhas .
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Thanks for the points..

Cheers...
Suhas
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