Mail::ListDetector - Perl extension for detecting mailing list messages
This module analyzes mail objects in any of the classes handled by
Email::Abstract. It returns a Mail::ListDetector::List object representing the
The RFC2369 mailing list detector is also capable of matching some Mailman and
Ezmlm messages. It is deliberately checked last to allow the more specific
Mailman and Ezmlm parsing to happen first, and more accurately identify the
type of mailing list involved.
This method is the core of the module. Pass it a mail object, it will either
return a Mail::ListDetector::List object that describes the mailing list that
the message was posted to, or "undef" if it appears not to have been
a mailing list post.
Registers a new plugin module that might recognise lists. Should be a subclass
of Mail::ListDetector::Detector::Base, and provide the same interface as the
other detector modules.
You can eval arbitrary perl code with this, so don't do that if that's not what
This module includes a number of sample emails from various mailing lists. In
all cases, mails are used with permission of the author, and must not be
distributed separately from this archive. If you believe I may have
accidentally used your email or content without permission, contact me, and if
this turns out to be the case I will immediately remove it from the latest
version of the archive.
- A lot of the code applies fairly simple regular expressions to email
address to extract information. This may fall over for really weird email
addresses, but I'm hoping no-one will use those for names of mailing
- The majordomo and smartlist recognisers don't have much to go on, and
therefore are probably not as reliable as the other detectors. This is
liable to be hard to fix.
- Forwarding messages (for example using procmail) can sometimes break the
"Sender: " header information needed to recognise some list
- Michael Stevens - email@example.com.
- Andy Turner - firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Adam Lazur - email@example.com.
- Peter Oliver - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Matthew Walker - email@example.com
- Tatsuhiko Miyagawa - firstname.lastname@example.org
- johnnnnnn - email@example.com
- Mik Firestone - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Simon Cozens - email@example.com
(1). The Mail::Audit::List module, which is a convenient way of using
Mail::Audit and Mail::ListDetector together.