[Catalyst] Sending Email from Page?

Jorge Gonzalez jorge.gonzalez at daikon.es
Mon Mar 21 14:16:44 GMT 2011

I really don't see the point in using an Email model. Just use the email 
sending module from the controller (Mail::Builder::Simple or whatever) 
and setup a local postfix which accepts outbound emails from local 
connections, and you're done. All queuing will be done by postfix, where 
it belongs.

You need to install a local mail server so that the Catalyst app does 
not get stuck trying to send. We can assume that messages sent from 
localhost will be handed over to the local MTA pretty quickly (besides 
corner cases like full mailspool and the like). This MTA can be a 
full-blown one, or one configured to use use a smart host.

Catalyst offers you some posibilities, but it does not force you to use 
them. To me, using a model for sending email is like hammering a nail 
with a screw driver. You can surely do it, but it's simpler to use the 
hammer. Even if you have a fancy screw driver. :-)


El 21/03/11 08:51, John M. Dlugosz escribió:
> On 3/21/2011 1:48 AM, Octavian Rasnita orasnita-at-gmail.com 
> |Catalyst/Allow to home| wrote:
>> You can use any of them or Catalyst::Helper::Model::Email. The plugin 
>> is no longer recommended.
> It looks like "helper" just installs a dummy Model that calls 
> Mail::Builder::Simple.  So I thought I'd just call that.  But, there 
> is no documentation as to the return value, and the code appears to 
> return 1 if it makes it to the end.  But what does it return on error, 
> and where is the error particulars?
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