ot: selfcert IMAP StartTLS 143 Win10 Tbird woes

Philip McGaw philip at mcgaw.eu
Wed May 25 06:33:16 UTC 2016

Why are you using a self signed? If your machine has an external hostname use lets encrypt to get an SSL cert for it. 


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> On 25 May 2016, at 07:06, voytek at sbt.net.au wrote:
> I was trying to set up a replacement laptop running W10/64 to replace a
> Win7 laptop, installed TBird, and, attempted normal setup:
> IMAP StartTLS 143, SMTP StartTLS 587 (like on old laptop), and, to cut a
> long story, eventually discovered it won't work till I changed IMAP
> SSL/TLS 993 ?
> SMTP seems OK, only IMAP didn't (I recall earlier similar type of issues
> with either Outlook or OE or WLive?)
> is this the self certified part ? or what is it ?
> what's the best way around ? or just leave it as 993 ?
> thanks for any hints , pointers or even words of encouragement

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