I’m trying to setup my email client to check my mail thru POP using SSL (port 995) and am having some difficulties. I had originally been trying thru Entourage with no success, and have now switched to Mail.App and still have no success. (I am running Mac OS X.)
When I check my mail, I get an error message complaining about the site’s certificate. I’m including the error message at the bottom of this post.
I contacted support over this while I was using Entourage and they suggested I try switching to Mail.App, which didn’t work. (However, I would like to stay with Mail.App, so I don’t really need to make Enoutrage work now.) Regarding certificates, I was told that they use self-signed certificates which apply to several different backend machines, which means that the IP and hostname might change while the certificate won’t–which is evidently what is causing problems with both Entourage and Mail.App. However, if that does cause an issue, then they consider it “officially unsupported” in those situations (though they do still try to help). He suggested I inquire on the boards here if I continued to run into problems.
So has anyone fought with this issue before and found a solution? I’d really like to use SSL, and I’d really prefer not to have to fight with those annoying certificate messages everytime I open Mail.App.
Here’s the message it gives me:
Unable to verify SSL server mail.wersh.com.
Mail was unable to verify the identity of this server, which has a certificate issued to “mail.dreamhost.com”. The error was:
The root certificate for this server could not be verified.
You might be connecting to a computer that is pretending to be “mail.wersh.com”, and putting your confidential information at risk. Would you like to continue anyway?
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