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NAME

Net::POP3S - SSL/STARTTLS support for Net::POP3

SYNOPSYS

    use Net::POP3S;

    my $ssl = 'ssl';   # 'ssl' / 'starttls'|'stls' / undef

    my $pop3 = Net::POP3S->new("pop.example.com", Port => 995, doSSL => $ssl);

DESCRIPTION

This module implements a wrapper for Net::POP3, enabling over-SSL/STARTTLS support. This module inherits all the methods from Net::POP3. You may use all the friendly options that came bundled with Net::POP3. You can control the SSL usage with the options of new() constructor method. 'doSSL' option is the switch, and, If you would like to control detailed SSL settings, you can set SSL_* options that are brought from IO::Socket::SSL. Please see the document of IO::Socket::SSL about these options detail.

Just one method difference from the Net::POP3, you may select POP AUTH mechanism as the third option of auth() method.

As of Version 3.10 of Net::POP3(libnet) includes SSL/STARTTLS capabilities, so this wrapper module's significance disappareing.

CONSTRUCTOR

new ( [ HOST ] [, OPTIONS ] )

A few options added to Net::POP3(2.X).

doSSL { ssl | starttls | undef } - to specify SSL connection type. ssl makes connection wrapped with SSL, starttls uses POP3 command STLS.

SSL { 0 | 1 } - 1 means the same as doSSL to ssl, 0 is just initialize SSL libraries internally for using starttls later.

METHODS

Most of all methods of Net::POP3 are inherited as is, except auth().

auth ( USERNAME, PASSWORD [, AUTHMETHOD])

Attempt SASL authentication through Authen::SASL module. AUTHMETHOD is your required method of authentication, like 'CRAM-MD5', 'LOGIN', ... etc. the default is 'CRAM-MD5'.

starttls ( SSLARGS )

Upgrade existing plain connection to SSL. If you use this, you must create instance like,

    $smtp = Net::POP3S->new($host, SSL => 0, ...);

SEE ALSO

Net::POP3, IO::Socket::SSL, Authen::SASL

AUTHOR

Tomo.M <tomo at cpan org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2017 by Tomo.M

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.