Package mail implements parsing of mail messages.

    For the most part, this package follows the syntax as specified by RFC 5322 and extended by RFC 6532. Notable divergences:

    * Obsolete address formats are not parsed, including addresses with
      embedded route information.
    * The full range of spacing (the CFWS syntax element) is not supported,
      such as breaking addresses across lines.
    * No unicode normalization is performed.
    * The special characters ()[]:;@\, are allowed to appear unquoted in names.




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    var ErrHeaderNotPresent = errors.New("mail: header not in message")


    func ParseDate added in go1.8

    func ParseDate(date string) (time.Time, error)

      ParseDate parses an RFC 5322 date string.


      type Address

      type Address struct {
      	Name    string // Proper name; may be empty.
      	Address string // user@domain

        Address represents a single mail address. An address such as "Barry Gibbs <>" is represented as Address{Name: "Barry Gibbs", Address: ""}.

        func ParseAddress added in go1.1

        func ParseAddress(address string) (*Address, error)

          ParseAddress parses a single RFC 5322 address, e.g. "Barry Gibbs <>"


          func ParseAddressList added in go1.1

          func ParseAddressList(list string) ([]*Address, error)

            ParseAddressList parses the given string as a list of addresses.


            func (*Address) String

            func (a *Address) String() string

              String formats the address as a valid RFC 5322 address. If the address's name contains non-ASCII characters the name will be rendered according to RFC 2047.

              type AddressParser added in go1.5

              type AddressParser struct {
              	// WordDecoder optionally specifies a decoder for RFC 2047 encoded-words.
              	WordDecoder *mime.WordDecoder

                An AddressParser is an RFC 5322 address parser.

                func (*AddressParser) Parse added in go1.5

                func (p *AddressParser) Parse(address string) (*Address, error)

                  Parse parses a single RFC 5322 address of the form "Gogh Fir <>" or "".

                  func (*AddressParser) ParseList added in go1.5

                  func (p *AddressParser) ParseList(list string) ([]*Address, error)

                    ParseList parses the given string as a list of comma-separated addresses of the form "Gogh Fir <>" or "".

                    type Header map[string][]string

                      A Header represents the key-value pairs in a mail message header.

                      func (Header) AddressList

                      func (h Header) AddressList(key string) ([]*Address, error)

                        AddressList parses the named header field as a list of addresses.

                        func (Header) Date

                        func (h Header) Date() (time.Time, error)

                          Date parses the Date header field.

                          func (Header) Get

                          func (h Header) Get(key string) string

                            Get gets the first value associated with the given key. It is case insensitive; CanonicalMIMEHeaderKey is used to canonicalize the provided key. If there are no values associated with the key, Get returns "". To access multiple values of a key, or to use non-canonical keys, access the map directly.

                            type Message

                            type Message struct {
                            	Header Header
                            	Body   io.Reader

                              A Message represents a parsed mail message.

                              func ReadMessage

                              func ReadMessage(r io.Reader) (msg *Message, err error)

                                ReadMessage reads a message from r. The headers are parsed, and the body of the message will be available for reading from msg.Body.

                                Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2015 11:40:36 -0400
                                From: Gopher <>
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                                Subject: Gophers at Gophercon
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