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Florent Piteau

Undocumented ActionMailer openssl_verify_mode option

Reported by Florent Piteau | March 2nd, 2011 @ 06:07 PM

In the mail lib used by ActionMailer, there is a really usefull option for people using wildcard and/or self-signed ssl certificates for their mail server : openssl_verify_mode which can take a string value (none, peer, client_once, fail_if_no_peer_cert) or OpenSSL verify mode constant (OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE, OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_PEER, ...)

This is how i'm using it :

ActionMailer::Base.smtp_settings = {  
  :address              => '',
  :port                 => 587,  
  :domain               => '',  
  :user_name            => '',  
  :password             => 'thatsasecret',  
  :authentication       => :login,  
  :enable_starttls_auto => true,  
  :openssl_verify_mode  => 'none' # Only use this option for a self-signed and/or wildcard certificate

I think this should be mentioned in the "Configuration options" section of ActionMailer::Base documentation. Some people could really use it and shouldn't have to go in to the mail lib documentation to find it.

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