Perl Modules

OK – I have been told to research the Perl modules – again for email purposes (I am coming to hate email).
Specifications:

  1. must be capable of multiple languages (Japanese and English)
  2. must be capable of reading and writing MIME emails.
  3. must be capable of accessing the mail box and sending an email

Possible solutions I have come up with:

  1. MIME::Tools – everything I should supposedly need but seems kinda bloated
  2. MIME::Lite (used to write and send emails) with Mail::Box (access and parse emails)

Can any one think of any other modules I should look at – or possible solutions I can use? Which of my 2 solutions do you like better?

Worst part – all this can be done with PHP… and yet they want to use perl. What are they thinking?