I'm pretty well versed with server admin but this has

I'm pretty well versed with server admin but this has happened and its a wordpress issue. I was hoping someone could help.

I'm getting an SMTP connect() failed error from my mail plugin and I do not understand why. Let me go through my tests so we can get to the issue quickly:

1. I can telnet to mail server so settings are correct
2. I can use php mail() so that works
3. I can use sendmail so that works

I want to try smtp to send out newsletter but I'm getting this error on both local and gmail smtp servers.

Its a wordpress issue, but might be related to the plugin. The plugin, mymail, has worked well for me and after I updated to wp3.6 it seems to present this issue. I find it strange its related to 3.6 update however, I tried contacting the author but no reply yet.

Merci