I’m a longtime Dreamhost user and manage a family full of Macs and iOS devices. I’m pretty savvy but I’m experiencing a new email related problem within the last 24 hours that I haven’t been able to resolve. The Macs and iOS devices are all starting popping up “Cannot Verify Server identity” messages every minute even if the Mail application isn’t in use, even though the Mail settings are meticulously set to Dreamhost’s recommended settings (and triple checked). I’m familiar with re-trusting the (invalid) SSL certificate on the Mac but I don’t see a way of doing this in iOS 10.2. Dreamhosts instructions state that one can click on the ‘Details’ button and then ‘Trust’ in the upper right hand corner but this button doesn’t exist. Perhaps such a button existed in an earlier version of iOS but it is not there today on 10.2.
I’ve also updated my keychain on the Mac to ‘Always Trust’ and use iCloud for keychain syncing but the iOS devices continue to fail to connect.
So I have four iPhones that suddenly can’t get mail at all and are practically unusable for anything else because they are constantly bringing up “Cannot Verify Server identity” messages over and over again even without the Mail app open. On the Macs I’ve been able to set to ‘Always Trust’ and have dismissed these messages. So this boils down to two questions:
How can we set an iOS 10.2 device to trust an apparently invalid SSL Certificate?
Is there a way to make or use a valid certificate? Do I need to buy SSL certificates for my domains? What are other people doing with their own domains?
Thanks in advance!
- Scott Martin