SSL Certs

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon Oct 1 10:25:18 EDT 2007

Gregory Nowak writes:
> Don't worry about it. All that message means is that the certificate
> used by the server wasn't signed by a trusted certifying
> authority. This doesn't effect your ability to retrieve mail, or the
> security of the connection itself. This message is to be expected if
> the certificate isn't signed by a TCA.
Indeed, you will get the same messages from major sites on the net, like
PayPal, for instance.

The way to avoid the message is to pay annual tribute to Verisign, or one
of the other few "trusted" authorities. Note the quotes.

If this smells like a shakedown racket, your nose is working properly.


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