Provided by: libnet-sslglue-perl_1.058-1_all bug


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


           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 => ... );


       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.


       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".

           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.

           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.

           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.


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


       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