ActionMailer::Base send via "secure connection"?

I'm using Google Mail SMTP server which requires sending via a secure
connection.

REF: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=76147

Looking at:

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionMailer/Base.html

:authentication - :cram_md5... but that doesn't appear to be the right
one.

I've got my Outlook Express sending and receiving...

--> Question is, can RoR send via a secure connection?

Thanks in advance,
Pete

I'm using Google Mail SMTP server which requires sending via a secure
connection.

REF: http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=76147

Looking at:

http://api.rubyonrails.org/classes/ActionMailer/Base.html

:authentication - :cram_md5... but that doesn't appear to be the right
one.

you don't need that. What you need is for the whole smtp session to be done over TLS/SSL

I've got my Outlook Express sending and receiving...

--> Question is, can RoR send via a secure connection?

I think there's an extra gem, that adds this capability to the libraries that actionmailer uses.
googling for actionmailer ssl should turn up some stuff.

Fred

http://www.rubyinside.com/how-to-use-gmails-smtp-server-with-rails-394.html

This is a good solution.