[ic] Sending mail from perl block and Net::SMTP

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Wed Sep 17 11:36:31 UTC 2008

Ton Verhagen wrote:
> Hi,
> When using Net::SMTP as the SendmailProgram it is not possible to  
> reliably send email from a Perl code block using the email tag.
> Errors showing up frequently in error.log:
> ...Safe: 'require' trapped by operation mask  at ... Select.pm line 9.
> Compilation failed in require at ...IO/socket.pm line 116.
> We'd rather not fiddle with SafeUntrap(ping) the require.
> Would there be any good solution to make it possible to use Net::SMTP  
> and be able to send email from a Perl code block?
> Anyone of you encountered this problem?

Never tried that, what benefit do you see in using Net::SMTP?

> Anyone keeping in touch with their customers by sending personalized  
> newsletters (plain text and html) etc?
> If so, what would be the maximum  number of customers that could be  
> contacted? I am asking because we tried
> sending a personalized email/newsletter to our customer base (Sendmail  
> as the SendmailProgram) and the
> system stopped after 1000+ emails. We need to get in touch with tens  
> of thousands of clients.
> Just to be absolute clear: NO this is not spam!

I definitely recommend to use separate software/system for sending these
amounts of emails.


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