Mail::Field::AddrList(3) object representation of e-mail address lists


   is a Mail::Field


use Mail::Field::AddrList;
$to = Mail::Field->new('To');
$from = Mail::Field->new('From', '[email protected] (Peter Orbaek)');

$from->create('[email protected]' => 'Mr. Foo', poe => 'Peter');
$from->parse('[email protected] (Mr Foo), Peter Orbaek <poe>');
# make a RFC822 header string
print $from->stringify(),"\n";
# extract e-mail addresses and names
@addresses = $from->addresses(); # strings
@names = $from->names(); # strings
@addr = $from->addr_list(); # Mail::Address objects (v2.00)
# adjoin a new address to the list
$from->set_address('[email protected]', 'Mr. Foo');


Defines parsing and formatting of address field, for the following fields: "To", "From", "Cc", "Reply-To", and "Sender".

All the normally used features of the address field specification of RFC2822 are implemented, but some complex (and therefore hardly ever used) constructs will not be understood. Use Mail::Message::Field::Full in MailBox if you need full RFC compliance.

See documentation in the base class.


See documentation in the base class.


See documentation in the base class.
See ``Constructors'' in Mail::Field
Mail::Field::AddrList->extract(TAG, HEAD [, INDEX ])
See ``Constructors'' in Mail::Field
Mail::Field::AddrList->new(TAG [, STRING | OPTIONS])
See ``Constructors'' in Mail::Field

Fake constructors

See documentation in the base class.
See "``Fake'' constructors" in Mail::Field
See "``Fake'' constructors" in Mail::Field


See documentation in the base class.
See ``Accessors'' in Mail::Field
See ``Accessors'' in Mail::Field
See ``Accessors'' in Mail::Field

Smart accessors

See documentation in the base class.
Returns the collected Mail::Address objects.
Returns a list if email addresses, found in the field content.
Returns a list of nicely formatted named, for each of the addresses found in the content.
$obj->set_address(EMAIL, NAME)
Add/replace an EMAIL address to the field.
See ``Smart accessors'' in Mail::Field


See documentation in the base class.


Error: Undefined subroutine <method> called
Mail::Field objects use autoloading to compile new functionality. Apparently, the method called is not implemented for the specific class of the field object.


The MailTools bundle was developed by Graham Barr. Later, Mark Overmeer took over maintenance without commitment to further development.

Mail::Cap by Gisle Aas <[email protected]>. Mail::Field::AddrList by Peter Orbaek <[email protected]>. Mail::Mailer and Mail::Send by Tim Bunce <[email protected]>. For other contributors see ChangeLog.


Copyrights 1995-2000 Graham Barr <[email protected]> and 2001-2007 Mark Overmeer <[email protected]>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See