We have been using formmail for years with captcha-creator captcha. We just installed a private SSL certificate from Geotrust and now there is a problem with formmail.

The URL of formmail.php is https://www.parishpublishing.org/cgi-bin/sendanemail.php" (we re-named formmail.php). The captcha_code.php file is also in the same folder (also SSL URL).

The formmail.php file is the latest from the tectite website.

The "mail_options" and "autorespond" have not changed and the $TEMPLATEDIR is set to the correct directory (we have tested it with both http and https URL of the template folder with the same error below).

The error we keep getting is this:

The following error occurred in FormMail:
Failed to open template "https://www.parishpublishing.org/fmtemplates/orders_form_cc.htm";
href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]:failed to open stream:A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.

If you copy paste the template URL, you will see it is valid.

Does anyone know what could be causing this error? Thanks.