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Feature Proposals » Add TLS support for SMTP using Perl


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AcceptedProposal DarrenLichty AcceptedBy7DayFeedbackPeriod 2013-05-22     KampalaRelease

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I use GMail and Google Apps, and needed a way to send emails from TWiki. I have seen a few posts on this same subject, but have not found a patch or feature for it.

Description and Documentation

Include the option to enable TLS via the Net::SMTP::TLS module in Perl.


Include a new configuration option under "Mail & Proxies" called


Expand the "Net.pm" module to include support for using the Net::SMTP::TLS module.


WhatDoesItAffect: Usability


Installing the Net::SMTP::TLS module is a bit of a challenge, as it has many dependencies. I would suggest this feature comes with the caveat that the installer/administrator must install and setup Net::SMTP::TLS themselves.

-- Contributors: Darren Lichty - 2013-05-22


I do have a diff of a functional revision to the "Net.pm" module in TWiki, and the added configuration option to the "TWiki.spec" file. I can provide that detail either in a "diff" format, or just the revised files themselves.

-- Darren Lichty - 2013-05-22

Thank you Darren for contributing back to the TWiki community! Yes, please attach the diffs here. We can take this into TWiki after review.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-05-22

Contextual diff's of both TWiki.spec and Net.pm have been attached. Please let me know if you have any questions or require additional details.

-- Darren Lichty - 2013-05-22

Thank you, I quickly glanced over the code, looks good. Some doc update is needed as well. We follow our review process, good chance that it will be accepted after 7 days. I added you as the committed developer.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-05-23

Sounds great, thanks Peter. If there is anything further I can do or provide to help get this feature included, just let me know.

-- Darren Lichty - 2013-05-24

This is now accepted by 7 day feedback period, and was briefly discussed at JerusalemReleaseMeeting2013x05x30. I'll look at the patch and check it in.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-05-31

Thank you Peter. Please let me know if there is any additional content, details, etc. you would like me to provide.

-- Darren Lichty - 2013-05-31

Actually, it would be useful to have some docs: TWiki.spec update, TWikiInstallationGuide update.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2013-05-31

I will take a look and see what I can come up with.

-- Darren Lichty - 2013-05-31

Ping. It looks like this never made it into the core. Anyone interested in following up on this?

-- Peter Thoeny - 2014-11-04

Feedback in KampalaReleaseMeeting2014x11x06 by HaraldJoerg: CPAN:Net::SMTP::TLS is unmaintained, better to use CPAN:Net::SMTPS.

-- Peter Thoeny - 2014-11-06

Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Unknown file formatdiff Net.pm.diff r1 manage 5.3 K 2013-05-22 - 15:48 DarrenLichty Updated Net.pm with support for Net::SMTP::TLS
Unknown file formatdiff TWiki.spec.diff r1 manage 0.4 K 2013-05-22 - 15:47 DarrenLichty Updated TWiki.spec with {SMTP}{UseTLS}
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