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*1.3.0 RC1* (r5619, November 22nd, 2006)
* Make mime version default to 1.0. closes #2323 []
* Make sure quoted-printable text is decoded correctly when only portions of the text are encoded. closes #3154. []
* Make sure DOS newlines in quoted-printable text are normalized to unix newlines before unquoting. closes #4166 and #4452. [Jamis Buck]
* Fixed that iconv decoding should catch InvalidEncoding #3153 []
* Tighten rescue clauses. #5985 []
* Automatically included ActionController::UrlWriter, such that URL generation can happen within ActionMailer controllers. [DHH]
* Replace Reloadable with Reloadable::Deprecated. [Nicholas Seckar]
* Resolve action naming collision. #5520 []
* ActionMailer::Base documentation rewrite. Closes #4991 [Kevin Clark, Marcel Molina Jr.]
* Replace alias method chaining with Module#alias_method_chain. [Marcel Molina Jr.]
* Replace Ruby's deprecated append_features in favor of included. [Marcel Molina Jr.]
*1.2.5* (August 10th, 2006)
* Depend on Action Pack 1.12.5
*1.2.4* (August 8th, 2006)
* Backport of documentation enhancements. [Kevin Clark, Marcel Molina Jr]
* Correct spurious documentation example code which results in a SyntaxError. [Marcel Molina Jr.]
* Mailer template root applies to a class and its subclasses rather than acting globally. #5555 []
*1.2.3* (June 29th, 2006)
* Depend on Action Pack 1.12.3
*1.2.2* (June 27th, 2006)
* Depend on Action Pack 1.12.2
*1.2.1* (April 6th, 2006)
* Be part of Rails 1.1.1
*1.2.0* (March 27th, 2006)
* Nil charset caused subject line to be improperly quoted in implicitly multipart messages #2662 []
* Parse content-type apart before using it so that sub-parts of the header can be set correctly #2918 [Jamis Buck]
* Make custom headers work in subparts #4034 []
* Template paths with dot chars in them no longer mess up implicit template selection for multipart messages #3332 [Chad Fowler]
* Make sure anything with content-disposition of "attachment" is passed to the attachment presenter when parsing an email body [Jamis Buck]
* Make sure TMail#attachments includes anything with content-disposition of "attachment", regardless of content-type [Jamis Buck]
*1.1.5* (December 13th, 2005)
* Become part of Rails 1.0
*1.1.4* (December 7th, 2005)
* Rename Version constant to VERSION. #2802 [Marcel Molina Jr.]
* Stricter matching for implicitly multipart filenames excludes files ending in unsupported extensions (such as foo.rhtml.bak) and without a two-part content type (such as foo.text.rhtml or foo.text.really.plain.rhtml). #2398 [Dave Burt <>, Jeremy Kemper]
*1.1.3* (November 7th, 2005)
* Allow Mailers to have custom initialize methods that set default instance variables for all mail actions #2563 []
*1.1.2* (October 26th, 2005)
* Upgraded to Action Pack 1.10.2
*1.1.1* (October 19th, 2005)
* Upgraded to Action Pack 1.10.1
*1.1.0* (October 16th, 2005)
* Update and extend documentation (rdoc)
* Minero Aoki made TMail available to Rails/ActionMailer under the MIT license (instead of LGPL) [RubyConf '05]
* Austin Ziegler made Text::Simple available to Rails/ActionMailer under a MIT-like licens [See rails ML, subject "Text::Format Licence Exception" on Oct 15, 2005]
* Fix vendor require paths to prevent files being required twice
* Don't add charset to content-type header for a part that contains subparts (for AOL compatibility) #2013 [John Long]
* Preserve underscores when unquoting message bodies #1930
* Encode multibyte characters correctly #1894
* Multipart messages specify a MIME-Version header automatically #2003 [John Long]
* Add a unified render method to ActionMailer (delegates to ActionView::Base#render)
* Move mailer initialization to a separate (overridable) method, so that subclasses may alter the various defaults #1727
* Look at content-location header (if available) to determine filename of attachments #1670
* ActionMailer::Base.deliver(email) had been accidentally removed, but was documented in the Rails book #1849
* Fix problem with sendmail delivery where headers should be delimited by \n characters instead of \r\n, which confuses some mail readers #1742 [Kent Sibilev]
*1.0.1* (11 July, 2005)
* Bind to Action Pack 1.9.1
*1.0.0* (6 July, 2005)
* Avoid adding nil header values #1392
* Better multipart support with implicit multipart/alternative and sorting of subparts [John Long]
* Allow for nested parts in multipart mails #1570 [Flurin Egger]
* Normalize line endings in outgoing mail bodies to "\n" #1536 [John Long]
* Allow template to be explicitly specified #1448 []
* Allow specific "multipart/xxx" content-type to be set on multipart messages #1412 [Flurin Egger]
* Unquoted @ characters in headers are now accepted in spite of RFC 822 #1206
* Helper support (borrowed from ActionPack)
* Silently ignore Errno::EINVAL errors when converting text.
* Don't cause an error when parsing an encoded attachment name #1340 []
* Nested multipart message parts are correctly processed in TMail::Mail#body
* BCC headers are removed when sending via SMTP #1402
* Added 'content_type' accessor, to allow content type to be set on a per-message basis. content_type defaults to "text/plain".
* Silently ignore Iconv::IllegalSequence errors when converting text #1341 []
* Support attachments and multipart messages.
* Added new accessors for the various mail properties.
* Fix to only perform the charset conversion if a 'from' and a 'to' charset are given (make no assumptions about what the charset was) #1276 [Jamis Buck]
* Fix attachments and content-type problems #1276 [Jamis Buck]
* Fixed the TMail#body method to look at the content-transfer-encoding header and unquote the body according to the rules it specifies #1265 [Jamis Buck]
* Added unquoting even if the iconv lib can't be loaded--in that case, only the charset conversion is skipped #1265 [Jamis Buck]
* Added automatic decoding of base64 bodies #1214 [Jamis Buck]
* Added that delivery errors are caught in a way so the mail is still returned whether the delivery was successful or not
* Fixed that email address like "Jamis Buck, M.D." <> would cause the quoter to generate emails resulting in "bad address" errors from the mail server #1220 [Jamis Buck]
*0.9.1* (20th April, 2005)
* Depend on Action Pack 1.8.1
*0.9.0* (19th April, 2005)
* Added that deliver_* will now return the email that was sent
* Added that quoting to UTF-8 only happens if the characters used are in that range #955 [Jamis Buck]
* Fixed quoting for all address headers, not just to #955 [Jamis Buck]
* Fixed unquoting of emails that doesn't have an explicit charset #1036 []
*0.8.1* (27th March, 2005)
* Fixed that if charset was found that the end of a mime part declaration TMail would throw an error #919 []
* Fixed that TMail::Unquoter would fail to recognize quoting method if it was in lowercase #919 []
* Fixed that TMail::Encoder would fail when it attempts to parse e-mail addresses which are encoded using something other than the messages encoding method #919 []
* Added rescue for missing iconv library and throws warnings if subject/body is called on a TMail object without it instead
*0.8.0* (22th March, 2005)
* Added framework support for processing incoming emails with an Action Mailer class. See example in README.
*0.7.1* (7th March, 2005)
* Bind to newest Action Pack (1.5.1)
*0.7.0* (24th February, 2005)
* Added support for charsets for both subject and body. The default charset is now UTF-8 #673 [Jamis Buck]. Examples:
def iso_charset(recipient)
@recipients = recipient
@subject = "testing iso charsets"
@from = ""
@body = "Nothing to see here."
@charset = "iso-8859-1"
def unencoded_subject(recipient)
@recipients = recipient
@subject = "testing unencoded subject"
@from = ""
@body = "Nothing to see here."
@encode_subject = false
@charset = "iso-8859-1"
*0.6.1* (January 18th, 2005)
* Fixed sending of emails to use Tmail#from not the deprecated Tmail#from_address
*0.6* (January 17th, 2005)
* Fixed that bcc and cc should be settable through @bcc and @cc -- not just @headers["Bcc"] and @headers["Cc"] #453 [Eric Hodel]
* Fixed Action Mailer to be "warnings safe" so you can run with ruby -w and not get framework warnings #453 [Eric Hodel]
* Added access to custom headers, like cc, bcc, and reply-to #268 [Andreas Schwarz]. Example:
def post_notification(recipients, post)
@recipients = recipients
@from =
@headers["reply-to"] = ""
@subject = "[#{} #{post.title}]"
@body["post"] = post
*0.4* (5)
* Consolidated the server configuration options into Base#server_settings= and expanded that with controls for authentication and more [Marten]
NOTE: This is an API change that could potentially break your application if you used the old application form. Please do change!
* Added Base#deliveries as an accessor for an array of emails sent out through that ActionMailer class when using the :test delivery option. [Jeremy Kemper]
* Added Base#perform_deliveries= which can be set to false to turn off the actual delivery of the email through smtp or sendmail.
This is especially useful for functional testing that shouldn't send off real emails, but still trigger delivery_* methods.
* Added option to specify delivery method with Base#delivery_method=. Default is :smtp and :sendmail is currently the only other option.
Sendmail is assumed to be present at "/usr/sbin/sendmail" if that option is used. [Kent Sibilev]
* Dropped "include TMail" as it added to much baggage into the default namespace (like Version) [Chad Fowler]
* First release
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