Simple mail with Ruby

Hi,
I just want Ruby to enable me to send simple e-mails, sometimes with an
attachment, if possible. Here's all I want:

Message: Some test text. More test text. And so on.
Attach: c:\simplestuff.pdf

The e-mail server here at my company is Lotus Notes. I've used it for
years as an SMTP server.

Thanks,
Peter

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To: pbailey@bna.com (that's me, as a test)
From: my account, whatever
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require "net/smtp"

class Email
   class Error < ::StandardError; end
   USER = ENV["USER"] || ENV["USERNAME"] || ENV["LOGNAME"]

   attr_accessor "user"
   attr_accessor "from"
   attr_accessor "to"
   attr_accessor "subject"
   attr_accessor "message"
   attr_accessor "sent"
   alias_method "sent?", "sent"

   def initialize *a, &b
     options, messages = a.partition{|x| Hash === x}
     opts = options.inject({}){|h,o| h.update o}
     @user = opts["user"] || opts[:user] || USER
     @to = opts["to"] || opts[:to] || "#{ @user }@localhost.localdomain"
     @from = opts["from"] || opts[:from] || "#{ @user }@localhost.localdomain"
     @subject = opts["subject"] || opts[:subject] || "[RUBY EMAIL]"
     @sent = false
     @message =
       if messages.empty?
         opts["message"] || opts[:message]
       else
         messages.join
       end
     @message = b.call(self) if b
     email if @message
   end

   def email
     raise Error, "already sent!" if @sent
     msg = "To: %s\nFrom: %s\nSubject: %s\n\n%s" % [@to, @from, @subject, @message]
     Net::SMTP.start("localhost"){|smtp| smtp.send_message msg, @to, @from }
     @sent = true
     self
   end
   alias_method "email!", "email"
end

EMail = Email

def EMail *a, &b
   EMail::new *a, &b
end
def Email *a, &b
   Email::new *a, &b
end
def email *a, &b
   Email::new *a, &b
end

if $0 == __FILE__
   p(EMail("test 1 @ #{ Time::now }", "to" => "ara.t.howard@noaa.gov", "from" => "ara.t.howard@noaa.gov"))
   p(EMail("to" => "ara.t.howard@noaa.gov", "from" => "ara.t.howard@noaa.gov"){ "test 2 @ #{ Time::now }" })
   p(EMail("to" => "ara.t.howard@noaa.gov"){ "test 3 @ #{ Time::now }" })
end

a @ http://codeforpeople.com/

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On Jan 15, 2008, at 12:54 PM, Peter Bailey wrote:

Hi,
I just want Ruby to enable me to send simple e-mails, sometimes with an
attachment, if possible. Here's all I want:

To: pbailey@bna.com (that's me, as a test)
From: my account, whatever
Message: Some test text. More test text. And so on.
Attach: c:\simplestuff.pdf

The e-mail server here at my company is Lotus Notes. I've used it for
years as an SMTP server.

Thanks,
Peter
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Peter Bailey napisał(a):

Hi,
I just want Ruby to enable me to send simple e-mails, sometimes with an
attachment, if possible. Here's all I want:

To: pbailey@bna.com (that's me, as a test)
From: my account, whatever
Message: Some test text. More test text. And so on.
Attach: c:\simplestuff.pdf

The e-mail server here at my company is Lotus Notes. I've used it for
years as an SMTP server.

Thanks,
Peter

Install actionmailer gem and every task with email will be easy. :smiley:
Examples are in web.

Regards
/Grzegorz

Wow! I need to look closely at this. This looks incredibly complicated
to me. How come you literally had to go in and create your own class?
Isn't there anything already available?

I'll dive in. Thanks a lot,
Peter

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sure.

   msg = "To: %s\nFrom: %s\nSubject: %s\n\n%s" % [@to, @from, @subject, @message]
   Net::SMTP.start("localhost"){|smtp| smtp.send_message msg, @to, @from }

you'll need to encode you attachments by hand though. the class i posted is just a wrapper on doing the above by hand each time. mailfactory is really nice for building the actual email body too. as far as built in is concerned though - net/smtp is as high level as it gets.

regards.

a @ http://drawohara.com/

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On Jan 16, 2008, at 1:57 PM, Peter Bailey wrote:

Wow! I need to look closely at this. This looks incredibly complicated
to me. How come you literally had to go in and create your own class?
Isn't there anything already available?

I'll dive in. Thanks a lot,
Peter

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