[ANN] Mail 2.2.0

Mail version 2.2.0 has been pushed to RubyGems.org.

I have also updated ActionMailer to use Mail 2.2.0 which removes
all quoting and encoding of mail parts from ActionMailer, the methods in
ActionMailer worked for most use cases, but there were a lot of edge
they did not handle well, or at all.

Mail 2.2.0 should provide you with:

  • Auto encoding and decoding of header fields from multibyte strings to
    US-ASCII representations
  • Auto detection and encoding of body parts so that you can send non
    US-ASCII bodies without having to pre-encode them
  • Many, many, many, many minor updates to how these parts are encoded
    decoded, providing a much more readable and usable mail message.

Many thanks to Peter Bowen, from the SUSE project who contributed the
encoding auto detection. Peter has also been added to the Mail project
as a
developer from this awesome work.

Look for Mail 2.2.0 to be included in the next Rails release.

You can install Mail with:

$ gem install mail

You can fork it at:

If you want the latest actionmailer with Mail installed, look for it to
appear shortly on GitHub - rails/rails: Ruby on Rails (my copy is at
GitHub - mikel/rails: Ruby on Rails)

Please test, let me know bugs via the github tracker. Now that 2.2.0 is
out, I am going to dive in to start resolving any outstanding bugs.

Finally, my work on mail is unpaid and I do it as part of my community
contribution through my company RubyX.



On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM, Mikel L. [email protected]

Mail version 2.2.0 has been pushed to RubyGems.org.

Any reason to depend on ActiveSupport?