On Jul 20, 2009, at 07:15 , Roger Pack wrote:

> Backport #1795: Provide SMTP STARTTLS support
> http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/show/1795
>
> Author: Roger Pack
> Status: Open, Priority: Normal
>
> apparently 1.8.7+ has smtp_tls support built-in.  Any chance of  
> getting that for 1.8.6 too?

no.

use the smtp_tls gem.