DeLos has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I need to be able to open a connection to an smtp server (which has a delayed greeting). I need to be able to send information (a mail from:) before the greeting arrives.

The problem is, most of the open connections need to wait for the greeting in order to consider the connection established. I need to bypass this. btw the delay of the greeting is configurable, and can be 10 seconds or 45 seconds.

Is this possible?