This page is dedicated to Perl's MailBox module.
MailBox consists of a large set of packages which implement
powerful methods to handle e-mail in
MailBox requires Perl 5.8.5; Next to this, some
other Perl modules are required, which
will be fetched when you install the module.
Development of this module was supported by a
the NLnet Foundation.
||Documentation is available in various forms
- Traditional manual pages (as pod) are enclosed
in the released
Start with reading the MailBox-Overview and
MailBox-Cookbook manual pages.
- The HTML version of the
manual pages is much more useful. They are
available to browse directly or
downloadable as package.
Installing the html documentation package may be awkward.
- The slides of a tutorial
presented at YAPC::Europe 2002 contain many examples. It is a
good overview if you want to learn MailBox
fast. Of course, it only shows an extract of the features.
- The slides of the
tutorial at YAPC::Europe 2003 show examples with new
- Example scripts are also enclosed in each module.
Have a look
at the examples/ and scripts/ directories.
The examples are small, the scripts are worked-out programs.
Maybe you can contribute your own applications!
- An entry level description
on how to use MailBox was presented during
The paper as
PostScript gzipped (74kB), or
- The complex internals of message objects where
discussed during the
German Perl Workshop 2002.
The paper as
Postscript gzipped (174kB), or
||Once, there was a mailinglist, but it attracted far
more spam than serious mail. You can always contact
me with questions.
||The following people made substantial contributions to
All contributors are listed in the ChangeLog.
Contact Mark if you want to join in!
- Mark Overmeer:
design and implementation of close to all code.
- Liz Mattijsen: POP3 implementation.
- David Coppit, Tassilo von Parseval, Alan Kelm.