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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by inxil, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. inxil

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    I'm using WHM to manage a web server, and I'd like to use ssl connections for pop3 and smtp. I Outlook Express, and I've just turned on ssl for incoming and outgoing connections, which works. Unfortunately, I get the following error:

    "The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that could not be verified. A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying agains the current system clock or the timestamp in the signed file. Do you want to continue using this server?"

    I click "Yes" and everything works fine, but it gets annoying real fast (every time I check my mail I have to click the "yes" button). I'm not worried about fixing the problem for anyone other than myself. I'm sure that if I bought a SSL cert I could get things working, but I'm the only person who needs secure e-mail, so it's not worth the cost.

    Does anyone know how I can make my computer like the cert that's been generated? I know very little about SSL, so I just can't figure it out on my own. Thanks for any help you're able to give.
     
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    If you browse to https://www.serverdomain.com do you get the certificate warning pop-up? If so, from there you can install that certificate into IE and then it shouldn't bug you when you try and connect using OE.
     
  3. inxil

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    I have a valid SSL Cert for www.domainname.org. I thought I might be able to just connect to www.domainname.org from my mail client, but that didn't change things at all. Aren't mail certs different than https certs?
     
  4. inxil

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    Ok, so I looked at my imapd.pem file, and it's set to expire in 2003. I don't know enough about openssl to create a new version. Anyone able to help out?
     
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    WHM does it for you. Look in the SSL section.
     
  6. inxil

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    Thanks!
     
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