ActionMailer + Gmail = Timeout::Error

So in my local dev environment everything works fine. Rails 2.3.5,
Ruby 1.8.6. and require the smtp_tls plugin to send mail.

In production I have Ruby 1.8.7 So the plugin is counter productive
(will error). Without the plugin I receive the following error:

Timeout::Error (execution expired):
  /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/timeout.rb:60:in `open'
  /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:551:in `do_start'
  /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:551:in `do_start'
  /usr/lib/ruby/1.8/net/smtp.rb:525:in `start'
  app/models/users_application.rb:108:in `mail_app!'

Any suggestion on where to look for a Timeout cause. It's the exact
same setting file as with the plugin which does work:

### config/initializers/smtp_gmail.rb

ActionMailer::Base.smtp_settings = {
  :address => '',
  :port => 587,
  :authentication => :plain,
  :enable_starttls_auto => true,
  :user_name => "",
  :password => "secret"


hi brain i just cofig this one for my app .
please check out


rb:108:in `mail_app!’

and if possible plugin use action_mailer_tls that works for me thanks

The controller is fine as I said it runs fine with the
action_mailer_tls plugin in my development environment. But
action_mailer_tls will cause errors on Ruby 1.8.7 which my development
server has so I can not use it. But the controller doesn't change so
that is not the problem.