[Catalyst] Catalyst::View::Email stopped working

Charlie Garrison garrison at zeta.org.au
Tue Jan 19 15:21:58 GMT 2010

Good morning,

I'm getting errors like the following when sending emails from 
my app (it was working fine previously):

Caught exception in MMM::View::Email::Template->process "Can\'t 
locate object method "is_simple" via package "sendmail" (perhaps 
you forgot to load "sendmail"?) at 
/Library/Perl/5.8.8/Email/Sender/Simple.pm line 100."

When trying to find out exactly where the problem was; I noted 
that backend is no longer using Email::Send like it used to (& 
the documentation says), eg:

# Setup how to send the email
# all those options are passed directly to Email::Send
sender => {
     mailer => 'SMTP',
     # mailer_args is passed directly into Email::Send
     mailer_args => {
         Host     => 'smtp.example.com', # defaults to localhost
         username => 'username',
         password => 'password',

C::V::Email now seems to be using Email::Sender instead. And I'm 
having trouble working out the correct config options I should 
be using. I've got 'mailer' set to 'SMTP' and there should be a 
$transport for that in Email::Sender. I'm using the following 
config (for local test server):

         mailer  SMTP

Is this a bug with C::V::Email or Email::Sender, or am I doing 
something wrong?


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