Indy 10 - IdSMTP.Send() hangs when sending messages from GMail account
I am trying to send an e-mail using gmail account (Delphi 7, Indy 10) with these settings:
Port = 587; UseTLS := utUseExplicitTLS;
SSLOptions.Method := sslvTLSv1;
Everything seems to be set ok. I get this response:
Resolving hostname smtp.gmail.com. Connecting to 22.214.171.124. SSL status: "before/connect initialization" SSL status: "before/connect initialization" SSL status: "SSLv3 write client hello A" SSL status: "SSLv3 read server hello A" SSL status: "SSLv3 read server certificate A" SSL status: "SSLv3 read server done A" SSL status: "SSLv3 write client key exchange A" SSL status: "SSLv3 write change cipher spec A" SSL status: "SSLv3 write finished A" SSL status: "SSLv3 flush data" SSL status: "SSLv3 read finished A" SSL status: "SSL negotiation finished successfully" SSL status: "SSL negotiation finished successfully" Cipher: name = RC4-MD5; description = RC4-MD5 SSLv3 Kx=RSA Au=RSA Enc=RC4(128) Mac=MD5 ; bits = 128; version = TLSv1/SSLv3;
And then it hangs and doesn't finish. E-mail is not sent. What can be the problem?
yes, i've seen lots of issues with indy10 and tls (generally gmail).
first make sure you have the latest ssl libraries from here
i've seen intermittent stalls and errors that have been resolved in the bleeding edge version of indy (ie. a non-stable release). see http://www.indyproject.org/sockets/download/svn.DE.aspx
for gmail, i generally use implicityTLS on port 465..
idSmtp := TIdSMTP.Create(nil); try idSmtp.IOHandler := nil; idSmtp.ManagedIOHandler := true; // try to use SSL try TIdSSLContext.Create.Free; idSmtp.IOHandler := TIdSSLIOHandlerSocketOpenSSL.Create(idSmtp); if (smtpSettings.port = 465) then idSmtp.UseTLS := utUseImplicitTLS else idSmtp.UseTLS := utUseExplicitTLS; except idSmtp.IOHandler.Free; idSmtp.IOHandler := nil; end; if (idSmtp.IOHandler = nil) then begin idSmtp.IOHandler := TIdIOHandler.MakeDefaultIOHandler(idSmtp); idSmtp.UseTLS := utNoTLSSupport; end; // send message, etc finally idSmtp.Free; end;
First off, have you verified the code is working with other email servers?
Some time ago someone mentioned they were having problems with certain servers accepting http requests with the Indy TIdHTTP component. The reason was they had Indy included as part of the useragent:
Request.UserAgent := 'Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Indy Library)';
When they removed Indy Library it worked. Evidently there have been some malignant web services created with Indy, so some sites will refuse connections from applications created with it.
I am not sure if the component you are using has any sort of UserAgent property. But if it does, null out any references to Indy.
When testing Indy, you should be sure that “Stop on Delphi Exceptions” is checked (Tools, Debugger Options, Language Exceptions).
Some routines, specifically idSMTP.Send, ‘eats’ (or hides) exceptions resulting in a hang up.