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Re: Re: Action Mailer - connection refused - connect(2)

Bruce Balmer
thanks, lou

bruce
On 15-Dec-05, at 3:15 PM, Lou Vanek wrote:

>   telnet mail.albertafilmworks.com 25
>
> doing this will verify the mail server is accessible
> (you should see a one-line message saying something about which
> mail service is available).
>
> then you just need to figure out what the remaining authentication
> parameters are, if no other way but trail and error if your ISP
> isn't helping.
>
>
> here's another email test script:
>
>
> #!/bin/env ruby
>
> # This is used to send email.
> require 'net/smtp'
>
>
> # Helper method.
> # Append _appendage_ to end of string if it already doesn't exist
> # at the end of the string.
> class String #:nodoc:
> def appendIfMissing(appendage)
> return self if appendage.nil? || appendage.size < 1
> return appendage if size < 1
> if self[-appendage.size..-1] == appendage
> self
> else
> self + appendage
> end
> end
> end
>
>
> class String #:nodoc:
>  def blank?
> empty? || strip.empty?
>  end
> end
>
>
> # Print an error message.
> def err(msg, printRubyErr=false, fatal=true) #:nodoc:
> STDERR.print "\n### ERROR: #{msg}\n\n"
> STDERR.print "\n#{$!}\n\n" if printRubyErr
> exit if fatal
> "### ERROR: #{msg}\n#{$!}\n"
> end
>
>
>
> # simple check of email address.
> def checkMailAddress(address, descr) #:nodoc:
> address.strip!
> addr = address[/<?\w+@\w+\.\w+>?$/]
> if addr.blank?
> err(descr,false,false)
> return nil
> end
> addr
> end
>
>
> # Send email.
> def mail( od )
> # The email is composed of the 'From', 'To', and 'Subject'  
> fields, followed by the body text.
> # Strip off leading white space.
> (msgstr = <<END_OF_MAIL_MESSAGE).gsub!(/^\s+/, '')
> From:    #{od['-=']}
> To:      #{od['-t']}
> Subject: #{od['-j'].blank? ? 'No Subject' : od['-j']}
>
>
> END_OF_MAIL_MESSAGE
>
> msgstr += od['-b']
>
> return if (addr_from = checkMailAddress(od['-='], "no 'From'  
> address (#{od['-=']})") ).nil?
> return if (addr_to   = checkMailAddress(od['-t'], "no 'To'  
> address   (#{od['-t']})") ).nil?
>
> # The email is actually sent here.
> begin
> Net::SMTP.start(od['-m'], 25, od['-n'], od['-S'], od['-
> P'], :login) { |smtp|
>  smtp.send_message msgstr, addr_from, addr_to
> }
>
> puts "-- mail sent to #{addr_to}" if od['-V']
> rescue Exception => ex
> err("unable to send mail.\n#{msgstr}\n#{$!}\naddr from:#
> {addr_from}\naddr to:#{addr_to}", true)
> end
> end # mail
>
> od = {  '-=' => 'My Long Name<[hidden email]>', # mail from
> '-t' => 'My Long Name<[hidden email]>', # mail to
> '-j' => 'This is a test', # mail subject
> '-b' => 'Body text of the email.', # mail body text
> '-m' => 'smtp.XXX.net', # mail server
> '-n' => 'www.XXX.net', # domain sending mail from
> '-S' => 'mailusername', # mail user name
> '-P' => 'super_secret_password', # mail password
> '-V' => true }
>
> mail od
>
>
>
> Bruce Balmer wrote:
>
>> Lou:
>> Thanks for taking the time to write.
>> I have written to my ISP but I doubt that is the problem since I  
>> have  tried it from sendmail and from another mailserver (my dot  
>> mac  account). Whatever I do and whoever I connect to, I get the  
>> same  connection error.
>> Any more ideas?
>> bruce
>> On 15-Dec-05, at 1:51 PM, Lou Vanek wrote:
>>> you may need to specify 3 more server settings:
>>>
>>> :user_name -- If your mail server requires authentication, set  
>>> the  username in this setting.
>>> :password -- If your mail server requires authentication, set  
>>> the  password in this setting.
>>> :authentication -- :login is common
>>>
>>> Also, your mail server's address my be something like  
>>> 'smtp.albertafilmworks.com'.
>>> you may want to call your tech support/ISP and find out what all  
>>> the params should be.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Bruce Balmer wrote:
>>>
>>>> hi:
>>>> I am on Mac OSX 10.4 using locomotive.
>>>> My ActionMailer configuration is
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :smtp  # or :sendmail or test
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.server_settings = {
>>>>   :address            =>  "mail.albertafilmworks.com",
>>>>   :port               =>  25,
>>>>   :domain             =>  "brucebalmercanada.com"
>>>> }
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true   # alternative  
>>>> was  false
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.default_charset = "utf-8"
>>>> I have created the mail successfully because I can display it  
>>>> in  my browser. But when I try to send it I get this error:
>>>> *Errno::ECONNREFUSED in Events#send_my_email*
>>>> Connection refused - connect(2)
>>>> My mail account does not require authentication.
>>>> I also tried using the sendmail option but got the same error.  
>>>> I  also tried a different mail account I have (dot mac) and  
>>>> received  the same error.
>>>> Any ideas where I should begin looking?
>>>> bruce
>>>> *
>>>> *
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Re: Re: Action Mailer - connection refused - connect(2)

Bruce Balmer
Lou:

Apologies for my persistence.

I telnetted in, as you suggested, but all was well.  I tried sendmail  
and 3 different ISPs but I always receive an identical error.  I had  
one of my ISPs (fortunately, a friend of mine) sit and watch his logs  
while I attempted to send the email.  He tells me that my machine  
never contacted his machine.

So, can we go down a different avenue? Are you aware of any other  
cause of this error?

bruce


On 15-Dec-05, at 3:15 PM, Lou Vanek wrote:

>   telnet mail.albertafilmworks.com 25
>
> doing this will verify the mail server is accessible
> (you should see a one-line message saying something about which
> mail service is available).
>
> then you just need to figure out what the remaining authentication
> parameters are, if no other way but trail and error if your ISP
> isn't helping.
>
>
> here's another email test script:
>
>
> #!/bin/env ruby
>
> # This is used to send email.
> require 'net/smtp'
>
>
> # Helper method.
> # Append _appendage_ to end of string if it already doesn't exist
> # at the end of the string.
> class String #:nodoc:
> def appendIfMissing(appendage)
> return self if appendage.nil? || appendage.size < 1
> return appendage if size < 1
> if self[-appendage.size..-1] == appendage
> self
> else
> self + appendage
> end
> end
> end
>
>
> class String #:nodoc:
>  def blank?
> empty? || strip.empty?
>  end
> end
>
>
> # Print an error message.
> def err(msg, printRubyErr=false, fatal=true) #:nodoc:
> STDERR.print "\n### ERROR: #{msg}\n\n"
> STDERR.print "\n#{$!}\n\n" if printRubyErr
> exit if fatal
> "### ERROR: #{msg}\n#{$!}\n"
> end
>
>
>
> # simple check of email address.
> def checkMailAddress(address, descr) #:nodoc:
> address.strip!
> addr = address[/<?\w+@\w+\.\w+>?$/]
> if addr.blank?
> err(descr,false,false)
> return nil
> end
> addr
> end
>
>
> # Send email.
> def mail( od )
> # The email is composed of the 'From', 'To', and 'Subject'  
> fields, followed by the body text.
> # Strip off leading white space.
> (msgstr = <<END_OF_MAIL_MESSAGE).gsub!(/^\s+/, '')
> From:    #{od['-=']}
> To:      #{od['-t']}
> Subject: #{od['-j'].blank? ? 'No Subject' : od['-j']}
>
>
> END_OF_MAIL_MESSAGE
>
> msgstr += od['-b']
>
> return if (addr_from = checkMailAddress(od['-='], "no 'From'  
> address (#{od['-=']})") ).nil?
> return if (addr_to   = checkMailAddress(od['-t'], "no 'To'  
> address   (#{od['-t']})") ).nil?
>
> # The email is actually sent here.
> begin
> Net::SMTP.start(od['-m'], 25, od['-n'], od['-S'], od['-
> P'], :login) { |smtp|
>  smtp.send_message msgstr, addr_from, addr_to
> }
>
> puts "-- mail sent to #{addr_to}" if od['-V']
> rescue Exception => ex
> err("unable to send mail.\n#{msgstr}\n#{$!}\naddr from:#
> {addr_from}\naddr to:#{addr_to}", true)
> end
> end # mail
>
> od = {  '-=' => 'My Long Name<[hidden email]>', # mail from
> '-t' => 'My Long Name<[hidden email]>', # mail to
> '-j' => 'This is a test', # mail subject
> '-b' => 'Body text of the email.', # mail body text
> '-m' => 'smtp.XXX.net', # mail server
> '-n' => 'www.XXX.net', # domain sending mail from
> '-S' => 'mailusername', # mail user name
> '-P' => 'super_secret_password', # mail password
> '-V' => true }
>
> mail od
>
>
>
> Bruce Balmer wrote:
>
>> Lou:
>> Thanks for taking the time to write.
>> I have written to my ISP but I doubt that is the problem since I  
>> have  tried it from sendmail and from another mailserver (my dot  
>> mac  account). Whatever I do and whoever I connect to, I get the  
>> same  connection error.
>> Any more ideas?
>> bruce
>> On 15-Dec-05, at 1:51 PM, Lou Vanek wrote:
>>> you may need to specify 3 more server settings:
>>>
>>> :user_name -- If your mail server requires authentication, set  
>>> the  username in this setting.
>>> :password -- If your mail server requires authentication, set  
>>> the  password in this setting.
>>> :authentication -- :login is common
>>>
>>> Also, your mail server's address my be something like  
>>> 'smtp.albertafilmworks.com'.
>>> you may want to call your tech support/ISP and find out what all  
>>> the params should be.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Bruce Balmer wrote:
>>>
>>>> hi:
>>>> I am on Mac OSX 10.4 using locomotive.
>>>> My ActionMailer configuration is
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.delivery_method = :smtp  # or :sendmail or test
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.server_settings = {
>>>>   :address            =>  "mail.albertafilmworks.com",
>>>>   :port               =>  25,
>>>>   :domain             =>  "brucebalmercanada.com"
>>>> }
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.perform_deliveries = true   # alternative  
>>>> was  false
>>>> ActionMailer::Base.default_charset = "utf-8"
>>>> I have created the mail successfully because I can display it  
>>>> in  my browser. But when I try to send it I get this error:
>>>> *Errno::ECONNREFUSED in Events#send_my_email*
>>>> Connection refused - connect(2)
>>>> My mail account does not require authentication.
>>>> I also tried using the sendmail option but got the same error.  
>>>> I  also tried a different mail account I have (dot mac) and  
>>>> received  the same error.
>>>> Any ideas where I should begin looking?
>>>> bruce
>>>> *
>>>> *
>>>> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> -- ---
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Rails mailing list
>>>> [hidden email]
>>>> http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails
>>>
>>>
>>> _______________________________________________
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>>> [hidden email]
>>> http://lists.rubyonrails.org/mailman/listinfo/rails
>
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