Provided by: libnet-smtp-tls-butmaintained-perl_0.24-2_all bug


       Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained - An SMTP client supporting TLS and AUTH (DEPRECATED, use
       Net::SMTPS instead)


       version 0.24


        use Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained;
        my $mailer = Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained->new(
               Hello   =>      '',
               Port    =>      25, #redundant
               User    =>      'emailguy',
               Password=>      's3cr3t');
        $mailer->datasend("Sent thru TLS!");


       DEPRECATED!, Please use Net::SMTPS instead.

       Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained is forked from Net::SMTP::TLS. blame "Evan Carroll" for the
       idea. :)

       Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained is a TLS and AUTH capable SMTP client which offers an
       interface that users will find familiar from Net::SMTP. Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained
       implements a subset of the methods provided by that module, but certainly not (yet) a
       complete mirror image of that API.

       The methods supported by Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained are used in the above example.
       Though self explanatory for the most part, please see the perldoc for Net::SMTP if you are

       The differences in the methods provided are as follows:

           The mail method does not take the options list taken by Net::SMTP

           The to method also does not take options, and is the only method available to set the
           recipient (unlike the many synonyms provided by Net::SMTP).

           The constructor takes a limited number of Net::SMTP's parameters. The constructor for
           Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained takes the following (in addition to the hostname of the
           mail server, which must be the first parameter and is not explicitly named):

               NoTLS - In the unlikely event that you need to use this class to perform non-TLS
               SMTP (you ought to be using Net::SMTP itself for that...), this will turn off TLS
               when supplied with a true value. This will most often cause an error related to
               authentication when used on a server that requires TLS

               Hello - hostname used in the EHLO command

               Port - port to connect to the SMTP service (defaults to 25)

               Timeout - Timeout for initial socket connection (defaults to 5, passed directly to

               User - username for SMTP AUTH

               Password - password for SMTP AUTH

   TLS and AUTHentication
       During construction of an Net::SMTP::TLS::ButMaintained instance, the full login process
       will occur. This involves first sending EHLO to the server, then initiating a TLS session
       through STARTTLS. Once this is complete, the module will attempt to login using the
       credentials supplied by the constructor, if such credentials have been supplied.

       The AUTH method will depend on the features returned by the server after the EHLO command.
       Based on that, CRAM-MD5 will be used if available, followed by LOGIN, followed by PLAIN.
       Please note that LOGIN is the only method of authentication that has been tested. CRAM-MD5
       and PLAIN login functionality was taken directly from the script mentioned in the
       acknowledgements section, however, I have not tested them personally.

       This module will croak in the event of an SMTP error. Should you wish to handle this
       gracefully in your application, you may wrap your mail transmission in an eval {} block
       and check $@ afterward.

       This code was blatantly plagiarized from Michal Ludvig's script. See
       <> for his excellent work.

       Improvements courtesy of Tomek Zielinski


       ·   Alexander Christian Westholm <awestholm at verizon dawt net>

       ·   Fayland Lam <>


       This software is copyright (c) 2011 by Alexander Christian Westholm, Fayland Lam.

       This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as
       the Perl 5 programming language system itself.