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O/S: Windows 7 64 bit
Perl: ActivePerl 5.16.3
I can't seem to get Net::SMTP to work. It fails to even attempt to connect to the mail server. I confirmed that by using 'wireshark' and noticed that no packets are leaving my computer. Here is the very basic code I am trying to use:
In the above code the call to Net::SMTP->New() always returns "undef". You can see where I tried "Net::FTP" and that one works just fine, so the underlying network routines seem to work. I also confirmed I can telnet to port 25 of the mail server, and I get the typical "welcome" response. I've tried various options and ways of calling SMTP->new but they all result in the same problem. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.A slight update, I just added "($!; $@)" to the die line above and it printed:
Failed to connect to cube (No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.; Net::SMTP: connect: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.)
Keep in mind that I saw NO network activity with Wireshark and 'telnet' is able to connect to port 25. Oh, and I have disabled the Windows Firewall. So, in my option the error message is misleading at best.