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Authored by: ptwithy on Nov 05, '07 08:35:42AM

When I hit this problem, in the error dialogue that Mail pops up, there is a "Show Certificate" button. Clicking on that gives you the details of the certificate, but also a little checkbox that says 'Always trust <this certificate> when fetching mail from <the mail host>. I suspect this does something similar to the hint, but in a more user-friendly way.

My only problem is that it doesn't solve my problem. I think the certificate that is sent is perfectly trustworthy, but it is my hosting company's generic certificate for *.company.com and that does not match mail.mydomain.com.

Once I click through the warning, mail seems to be happy not to warn me again until I quit mail, but I was hoping that checking the little checkbox would make it so mail would not warn me the next time I started mail. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be the case...



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Authored by: eyemovie on Nov 05, '07 08:52:50AM

If this persists ... you might just change your mail servers to the shared cert/server from your ISP ... then it should be solved. However, I do seem to recall a window that came up and asking if I wanted to trust myisp.com server for mydomain.com server. I remember seeing it some time, but didn't copy it or print the window.



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Authored by: frickster on Nov 05, '07 03:29:47PM

I'm having the same problem with Dreamhost. I have multiple accounts with Dreamhost, and therefore multiple domains hosted there. I was able to get one account (my personal email) to accept the certificate, but since the other account uses the same certificate (both use *mail.dreamhost.com), Mail complains. I am able to force Mail to accept one, the other, but NOT both. If I get my personal account to work, then my business account complains; if I get my business account to work, then my personal account complains. It's really quite frustrating, because I can't seem to find a way to have two copies of the certificate -- one for each account -- and use them both.

I've tried putting the mail server in as mail.dreamhost.com, but they won't allow that to work. It fails. I'm not sure what to do, but it's REALLY annoying.

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Authored by: bcometa on Aug 26, '08 01:18:17PM
I've been having this problem since installing leopard now and I finally found a solution. The problem is the certificate's server name doesn't match the server address in mail. OS X 10.5 will (intentionally) never save a certificate when these two things don't match. More info is on my blog where i wrote a little guide to fixing this problem or go to corewerkz.com and search for "verify certificate."

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