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How do I Enable Secure POP

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  1. cwihost

    cwihost Member

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    What is the process for enabling Secure POP3 (POP3 with SSL)? I have an SSL certificate I have bought for the server and want to offer Secure POP3 as well with the cert. What do I need to do to enable this for POP not just HTTP.

    Also I want to use this same cert for the CPanel/WHM logins, what do I need to do for this?

    TIA
     
  2. cwihost

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    Any body have any help on this?
     
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    You can use WHM under > SSL/TLS > Install an SSL Certificate and Setup the Domain. To force logins on :2083 & :2087 select option under Tweak Settings > When users access /cpanel or /whm or /webmail on their domain redirect them to the https(ssl) port instead of the insecure one
    HTH
     
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    I dont think that answered the question.... he wants to do SSL over POP3.
     
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    Answers the second question.
     
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    As far as I was aware, pop3s was enabled by default. As for the certificate you have bought, thats for the webserver yes? I dont think you can use the same cert for pop3... Maybe wrong though.
    What does the output of
    openssl s_client -connect localhost:995 show? If it gives you a pop3 prompt (same as telnet localhost 110) then pop3s is enabled and working, albeit with a self signed cert...
     
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    Thanks bking. Always interested to learn something new.
     
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    Yes, pop over ssl is enabled by default. In the POP and SMTP settings you will want to tell your users to use your servername instead of mail.theirdomain.com. That way it will not give a pop up warning every time.
     
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    Thanks for the information. Casey, is it possible to install an actual signed cert for Pop SSL to use rather than the Cpanel self signed cert?
     
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