the server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified

  • compserv
  • 08/02/09
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Posted: Thu, 2010-02-11 08:38

I get this in Outlook whenever I connect to a locally hosted mail server. Do I solve this by buying a SSL Certificate say from Go Daddy?

Howdy, Yeah, you may have to

  • andreychek
  • 01/04/09
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  • Thu, 2010-02-11 08:59


Yeah, you may have to deal with SSL warnings like that when not using a commercial certificate. Buying a cert from someone like GoDaddy (who only charges $20 or so a year) is a quick way to resolve that issue :-)

There are likely other ways to resolve it too -- I imagine Outlook could be configured to trust a given self-signed certificate. I'm not an Outlook guru though, so I'm not sure which steps you'd take to do that :-)