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Mail::Address(3)	       User Contributed Perl Documentation		 Mail::Address(3)

       Mail::Address - Parse mail addresses

	use Mail::Address;
	my @addrs = Mail::Address->parse($line);

	foreach $addr (@addrs) {
	    print $addr->format,"\n";

       "Mail::Address" extracts and manipulates email addresses from a message header.	It cannot
       be used to extract addresses from some random text.  You can use this module to create
       RFC822 compliant fields.

       Although "Mail::Address" is a very popular subject for books, and is used in many
       applications, it does a very poor job on the more complex message fields.  It does only
       handle simple address formats (which covers about 95% of what can be found). Problems are

       o   no support for address groups, even not with the semi-colon as separator between

       o   limitted support for escapes in phrases and comments.  There are cases where it can
	   get wrong; and

       o   you have to take care of most escaping when you create an address yourself:
	   "Mail::Address" does not do that for you.

       Often requests are made to the maintainers of this code improve this situation, but this
       is not a good idea, where it will break zillions of existing applications.  If you wish
       for a fully RFC2822 compliant implementation you may take a look at
       Mail::Message::Field::Full, part of MailBox.

       Mail::Address->new(PHRASE, ADDRESS, [ COMMENT ])
	   Create a new "Mail::Address" object which represents an address with the elements
	   given. In a message these 3 elements would be seen like:



	    Mail::Address->new("Perl5 Porters", "perl5-porters@africa.nicoh.com");

	   Parse the given line a return a list of extracted "Mail::Address" objects.  The line
	   would normally be one taken from a To,Cc or Bcc line in a message


	    my @addr = Mail::Address->parse($line);

	   Return the address part of the object.

	   Return the comment part of the object

	   Return a string representing the address in a suitable form to be placed on a "To",
	   "Cc", or "Bcc" line of a message.  This method is called on the first ADDRESS to be
	   used; other specified ADDRESSes will be appended, separated with commas.

	   Return the phrase part of the object.

   Smart accessors
	   Return the address excluding the user id and '@'

	   Using the information contained within the object attempt to identify what the person
	   or groups name is.

	   Note: This function tries to be smart with the "phrase" of the email address, which is
	   probably a very bad idea.  Consider to use phrase() itself.

	   Return the address excluding the '@' and the mail domain

       This module is part of the MailTools distribution, http://perl.overmeer.net/mailtools/.

       The MailTools bundle was developed by Graham Barr.  Later, Mark Overmeer took over
       maintenance without commitment to further development.

       Mail::Cap by Gisle Aas <aas@oslonett.no>.  Mail::Field::AddrList by Peter Orbaek
       <poe@cit.dk>.  Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send by Tim Bunce <Tim.Bunce@ig.co.uk>.  For other
       contributors see ChangeLog.

       Copyrights 1995-2000 Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com> and 2001-2007 Mark Overmeer

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.  See http://www.perl.com/perl/misc/Artistic.html

perl v5.16.3				    2012-12-21				 Mail::Address(3)
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