mail/p5-Net-SMTP-SSL Deprecated Message.

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Wed Dec 14 17:22:20 UTC 2016

On 2016/12/14 16:53, Janky Jay, III wrote:
> Hello All,
> 	So, mail/p5-Net-SMTP-SSL is a requirement of security/maia (a port I
> maintain) and it is apparently being deprecated as of March of next
> year. I see this in my nightly reports:
> p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04: Tag: expiration_date Value: 2017-03-31
> p5-Net-SMTP-SSL-1.04: Tag: deprecated Value: Deprecated by upstream, use
> Net::SMTP instead
> 	I'd like to get this dependency updated in the port but I don't see a
> "Net::SMTP" available (at least in the ${LOCALBASE}/mail directory. I
> see others such as p5-Net-SMTP-TLS and p5-Net-SMTPS and
> p5-Net-SMTP_auth, etc...
> 	My question is, what port am I supposed to use instead of
> p5-Net-SMTP-SSL? I see no configuration options for SSL in the other
> ports. Just want to make sure I do this correctly. Any information will
> be greatly appreciated!

Net::SMTP is a core perl module, or you can install the p5-Net-3.10_1,1
package to get a slightly newer version of it.

Net::SMTP has had SSL support capability since version 1.28 way back in
2014.  You just need to have IO::Socket::SSL installed too.

In the intervening 3 or so years, applications are meant to have been
re-written to use Net::SMTP rather than Net::SMTP::SSL, but clearly this
has not happened universally.



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