I just wish to confirm:
When I use the code snippet:
header('HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently');
It removes the error message that says:
"extension missing open ssl"
but leaves a single line at the top of the browser window that says:
since the contact page will not load, I cannot test what effect that might have had on the attempt to connect through PEAR.
If I remove that code snipper the error about openssl returns.