sendmail && UTF-8

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Wed Mar 24 12:14:02 UTC 2010

On Tue, 23 Mar 2010 13:29:27 +0100, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to sendout mail the following way:
> 	sendmail -t < filename
> where the file 'filename' contains some header lines, especially To:
>  Subject: and From:  and as well the body of the mail; all is in UTF-8
> and I know I have to encode the header lines and says something about
> the body. With Perl it goes like this:
>  #!/usr/bin/perl
>  use utf8;
>  use Encode;

Since you are using perl, it may be more useful to start from something
like mail/p5-MIME-Lite instead of rolling your own.

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