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Mail::SPF::Record(3)	       User Contributed Perl Documentation	     Mail::SPF::Record(3)

       Mail::SPF::Record - Abstract base class for SPF records

   Creating a record from a string
	   use Mail::SPF::v1::Record;

	   my $record = Mail::SPF::v1::Record->new_from_string("v=spf1 a mx -all");

   Creating a record synthetically
	   use Mail::SPF::v2::Record;

	   my $record = Mail::SPF::v2::Record->new(
	       scopes	   => ['mfrom', 'pra'],
	       terms	   => [
		   Mail::SPF::Mech::All->new(qualifier => '-')
	       global_mods => [
		   Mail::SPF::Mod::Exp->new(domain_spec => 'spf-exp.example.com')

       Mail::SPF::Record is an abstract base class for SPF records.  It cannot be instantiated
       directly.  Create an instance of a concrete sub-class instead.

       The following constructors are provided:

       new(%options): returns Mail::SPF::Record
	   Creates a new SPF record object.

	   %options is a list of key/value pairs representing any of the following options:

	       A string denoting the unparsed text of the record.

	       A reference to an array of strings denoting the scopes that are covered by the
	       record (see the description of the "scope" option of Mail::SPF::Request's "new"

	       A reference to an array of Mail::SPF::Term (i.e. Mail::SPF::Mech or
	       Mail::SPF::Mod) objects that make up the record.  Mail::SPF::GlobalMod objects
	       must not be included here, but should be specified using the "global_mods" option

	       A reference to an array of Mail::SPF::GlobalMod objects that are global modifiers
	       of the record.

       new_from_string($text, %options): returns Mail::SPF::Record; throws
       Mail::SPF::ENothingToParse, Mail::SPF::EInvalidRecordVersion, Mail::SPF::ESyntaxError
	   Creates a new SPF record object by parsing the string and any options given.

   Class methods
       The following class methods are provided:

       version_tag_pattern: returns Regexp
	   Abstract.  Returns a regular expression that matches a legal version tag.

	   This method is abstract and must be implemented by sub-classes of Mail::SPF::Record.

       default_qualifier: returns string
	   Returns the default qualifier, i.e. '+'.

       results_by_qualifier: returns hash of string
	   Returns a reference to a hash that maps qualifiers to result codes as follows:

		Qualifier | Result code
		    +	  | pass
		    -	  | fail
		    ~	  | softfail
		    ?	  | neutral

   Instance methods
       The following instance methods are provided:

       text: returns string; throws Mail::SPF::ENoUnparsedText
	   Returns the unparsed text of the record.  Throws a Mail::SPF::ENoUnparsedText
	   exception if the record was created synthetically instead of being parsed, and no text
	   was provided.

       version_tag: returns string
	   Abstract.  Returns the version tag of the record.

	   This method is abstract and must be implemented by sub-classes of Mail::SPF::Record.

       scopes: returns list of string
	   Returns a list of the scopes that are covered by the record.  See the description of
	   the "new" constructor's "scopes" option.

       terms: returns list of Mail::SPF::Term
	   Returns a list of the terms that make up the record, excluding any global modifiers,
	   which are returned by the "global_mods" method.  See the description of the "new"
	   constructor's "terms" option.

       global_mods: returns list of Mail::SPF::GlobalMod
	   Returns a list of the global modifiers of the record, ordered ascending by modifier
	   precedence.	See the description of the "new" constructor's "global_mods" option.

       global_mod($mod_name): returns Mail::SPF::GlobalMod
	   Returns the global modifier of the given name if it is present in the record.  Returns
	   undef otherwise.  Use this method if you wish to retrieve a specific global modifier
	   as opposed to getting all of them.

       stringify: returns string
	   Returns the record's version tag and terms (including the global modifiers) formatted
	   as a string.  You can simply use a Mail::SPF::Record object as a string for the same
	   effect, see "OVERLOADING".

       eval($server, $request): throws Mail::SPF::Result
	   Evaluates the SPF record in the context of the request parameters represented by the
	   given Mail::SPF::Request object.  The given Mail::SPF::Server object is used for
	   performing DNS look-ups.  Throws a Mail::SPF::Result object matching the outcome of
	   the evaluation; see Mail::SPF::Result.  See RFC 4408, 4.6 and 4.7, for the exact
	   algorithm used.

       If a Mail::SPF::Record object is used as a string, the "stringify" method is used to
       convert the object into a string.

       Mail::SPF, Mail::SPF::v1::Record, Mail::SPF::v2::Record, Mail::SPF::Term, Mail::SPF::Mech,


       For availability, support, and license information, see the README file included with

       Julian Mehnle <julian@mehnle.net>, Shevek <cpan@anarres.org>

perl v5.16.3				    2014-06-10			     Mail::SPF::Record(3)
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