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Manual Reference Pages  -  NET::SSLGLUE::SMTP (3)

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NAME

Net::SSLGlue::SMTP - make Net::SMTP able to use SSL

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    use Net::SSLGlue::SMTP;
    my $smtp_ssl = Net::SMTP->new( $host,
        SSL => 1,
        SSL_ca_path => ...
    );

    my $smtp_plain = Net::SMTP->new( $host );
    $smtp_plain->starttls( SSL_ca_path => ... );



DESCRIPTION

Net::SSLGlue::SMTP extends Net::SMTP so one can either start directly with SSL or switch later to SSL using the STARTTLS command.

By default it will take care to verify the certificate according to the rules for SMTP implemented in IO::Socket::SSL.

METHODS

new The method new of Net::SMTP is now able to start directly with SSL when the argument <SSL = 1>> is given. In this case it will not create an IO::Socket::INET object but an IO::Socket::SSL object. One can give the usual SSL_* parameter of IO::Socket::SSL to Net::SMTP::new.
starttls If the connection is not yet SSLified it will issue the STARTTLS command and change the object, so that SSL will now be used. The usual SSL_* parameter of IO::Socket::SSL will be given.
peer_certificate ... Once the SSL connection is established the object is derived from IO::Socket::SSL so that you can use this method to get information about the certificate. See the IO::Socket::SSL documentation.
All of these methods can take the SSL_* parameter from IO::Socket::SSL to change the behavior of the SSL connection. The following parameters are especially useful:
SSL_ca_path, SSL_ca_file Specifies the path or a file where the CAs used for checking the certificates are located. This is typically etc/ssl/certs on UNIX systems.
SSL_verify_mode If set to 0, verification of the certificate will be disabled. By default it is set to 1 which means that the peer certificate is checked.
SSL_verifycn_name Usually the name given as the hostname in the constructor is used to verify the identity of the certificate. If you want to check the certificate against another name you can specify it with this parameter.

SEE ALSO

IO::Socket::SSL, Net::SMTP

COPYRIGHT

This module is copyright (c) 2008, Steffen Ullrich. All Rights Reserved. This module is free software. It may be used, redistributed and/or modified under the same terms as Perl itself.
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