I'm using Google Mail SMTP server which requires sending via a secure
:authentication - :cram_md5... but that doesn't appear to be the right
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.