in reply to Difficulty in sending mail with Activestate Perl 5.10 on a windows server

I think you have installation issues and as you are using Windows, you may not have admin rights and sit behind a firewall.
Maybe the CPAN FAQs are a good starting point for you http://www.cpan.org/misc/cpan-faq.htmland on PPM from ActiveState http://docs.activestate.com/activeperl/5.10/bin/ppm.html .
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