I am using your SOCKET ActiveX with Delphi 2010.
There is a problem connecting to smtp.live.com... ths TLS handshake is NOT working.
this is the log from the ActiveX:
25/11/2012 14:12:23.896 UTC: Cannot connect via SSL to smtp.live.com 126.96.36.199 at port 587 Error Code = 0 ChilkatLog: Connect_Socket: DllDate: Aug 5 2012 UnlockPrefix: myPrefix Username: myUser Architecture: Little Endian; 32-bit Language: ActiveX VerboseLogging: 0 objectId: 1 hostname: 188.8.131.52 port: 587 ssl: 1 maxWaitMs: 5000 ConnectTimeoutMs_1: 5000 calling ConnectSocket2 IPV6 enabled connect with NO heartbeat. This is an IPV4 numeric address... AddrInfoList: AddrInfo: ai_flags: 4 ai_family: 2 ai_socktype: 1 ai_protocol: 0 ai_addrlen: 16 ai_canonname: (NULL) --AddrInfo --AddrInfoList Connect using IPV4. ipAddress1: 184.108.40.206 myIP_3: 10.0.0.2 myPort_3: 55331 connect successful (2) clientHelloMajorMinorVersion: 3.1 buildClientHello: majorVersion: 3 minorVersion: 1 numRandomBytes: 32 sessionIdSize: 0 numCipherSuites: 10 numCompressionMethods: 1 --buildClientHello Timeout waiting to read socket or accept connection timeoutMs: 5000 Failed to read TLS record (2) tlsRec_msg: 126 msgLen: 8258 Expected ServerHello but did not receive it. Client handshake failed. (3) Failed. --Connect_Socket --ChilkatLog
Port 587 is the customary port for "explicit" SSL/TLS. The error is that you are trying to connect using "implicit" SSL/TLS.
"implicit" means that immediately upon connection the SSL/TLS handshake begins and the secure connection is established.
"explicit" means that the non-encrypted TCP socket connection is first established, and then it is converted to a secure SSL/TLS channel using some command in the protocol, which in this case is SMTP.
Therefore, instead of setting the MailMan2.SmtpSsl property = 1 (which indicates implicit SSL), set the MailMan2.StartTLS property = 1 to indicate explicit SSL.