Do I need an SSL certificate to use ActionMailer 2.2.2?

Hi guys - I'm sorry to post about this issue again but after several
days I still cannot get ActionMailer working and I've been through
every tutorial/forum looking for the answer.

I know ActionMailer now requires SSL validation, does that mean I need
to purchase an SSL certificate before I can send emails?

If not, is there anyone out there who can help me set up my mailer to

your's despairingly,


I was under the impression that this was one of the changes in Rails

I get the message:
OpenSSL::SSL::SSLError: hostname was not match with the server

When trying to use the actionmailer settings that everyone suggests?

Does your app run in Rails 2.2.2 Fernando?