Problem spec'ing ActionMailer with attachment, body not getting rendered


#1

I’ve got a simple ActionMailer::Base subclass:
class InfoMailer < ActionMailer::Base

def info(user, zip_name)
recipients user.email
subject "Requested Info"
attachment(:content_type => "application/zip",
            :filename => zip_name,
            :body => File.read(zip_name))
body(:message => "Here is the Info that you Requested")

end
end

I’m trying to spec this following
http://www.rubytutorials.net/2008/02/26/small-rspec-revelations-actionmailer/

describe AssetsInfoMailer do
before(:each) do
@user = mock_model(User,
:email => @user_email = “removed_email_address@domain.invalid”,
:full_name => “The Wicked Witch of the West”
)
ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :test
ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true
ActionMailer::Base.deliveries = []
end

describe “.info” do
before(:each) do
@path = ‘xyz.zip’
@attachment_body = ‘zip_file_contents’
File.stub!(:read).and_return(@attachment_body)
@the_mail = AssetsInfoMailer.deliver_info(@user,@path)
@attachments = @the_mail.attachments
end

it "should have the right body" do
  @the_mail.body.should == ""
end

end

The expectation of an empty string is just to see what’s actually
getting
returned, the result is:

‘AssetsInfoMailer.info should have the right body’ FAILED
expected: “”,
got: “Attachment: xyz.zip\n” (using ==)

It’s looking like the mail template never got rendered, and body is
giving
me the attachment since it’s the only part.

I’ve got one other mailer method in that mailer which doesn’t contain an
attachement, and it’s body comes out fine.

I’m not sure what’s going on here, and I’d appreciate any
help/insight/condolences…


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#2

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM, Rick DeNatale
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

end
)
@the_mail = AssetsInfoMailer.deliver_info(@user,@path)

I’m not sure what’s going on here, and I’d appreciate any
help/insight/condolences…

Note that I screwed up in sanitizing the code, the mailer really is
AssetsInfoManager, and that’s what’s in the spec consistently.


#3

2009/3/18 Rick DeNatale removed_email_address@domain.invalid:

end
ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true

It’s looking like the mail template never got rendered, and body is giving
me the attachment since it’s the only part.
I’ve got one other mailer method in that mailer which doesn’t contain an
attachement, and it’s body comes out fine.
I’m not sure what’s going on here, and I’d appreciate any
help/insight/condolences…

When sending attachments emails are sent as multipart messages. The
only part being specified is the attachment. The other call to “body”
is being ignored. Try something like:

def info(user, zip_name)
recipients user.email
subject “Requested Info”
attachment(:content_type => “application/zip”,
:filename => zip_name,
:body => File.read(zip_name))
part “text/plain” do |p|
p.body(:message => “Here is the Info that you Requested”)
end
end

Also when you look at the email you’ll have look at its #parts
otherwise @the_mail.body is going to returned the body representation
of each part concatenated.

removed_email_address@domain.invalid
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Zach D.
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http://www.mutuallyhuman.com


#4

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:46 AM, Zach D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

            :filename => zip_name,
    :email => @user_email = "removed_email_address@domain.invalid",
  File.stub!(:read).and_return(@attachment_body)

returned, the result is:
help/insight/condolences…
:filename => zip_name,
I’m curious now what you do find out and which route you decide to go,
keep us posted either way Rick.

I ende up with pretty much the above, but with

p.body(render_message(‘info’, :message =>…

since there was a template to render.


#5

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Zach D. removed_email_address@domain.invalid
wrote:

body(:message => "Here is the Info that you Requested")
ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :test
end
 got: "Attachment: xyz.zip\n" (using ==)

is being ignored. Try something like:
end
I just tried my out, and while it does work because there are multiple
parts specified, also re-ordering of the initial #body to come before
the attachment doesn’t seem to help with the original code either.

I’m curious now what you do find out and which route you decide to go,
keep us posted either way Rick.

Blog: http://talklikeaduck.denhaven2.com/


Zach D.
http://www.continuousthinking.com
http://www.mutuallyhuman.com


Zach D.
http://www.continuousthinking.com
http://www.mutuallyhuman.com