[Dovecot] TLS timeout with Thunderbird

Jason Dixon jason at dixongroup.net
Sat Nov 18 20:23:05 UTC 2006

On Nov 18, 2006, at 3:19 PM, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> On Fri, 2006-11-17 at 14:33 -0500, Jason Dixon wrote:
>> I'm trying to get dovecot working with various clients on my new
>> mailserver.  I installed the base rc2 that comes with OpenBSD 4.0,
>> then upgraded to rc14 when I ran into problems with TLS and
>> Thunderbird.  The server has no problems with Mail.app on my laptop,
>> but any connection attempts from Thunderbird timeout after the TCP
>> handshake.
> The SSL code has changed a lot since rc2, but I can't really see why
> this would be happening. Are rc2 and rc14 using the same OpenSSL  
> library
> versions? And if you downgrade to rc2, does the problem go away?

It's already been covered in the thread, but it was user error.   
Thunderbird's "TLS" setting apparently refers to STARTTLS, not TLSv1  
(that's my theory, anyways).  Setting it to SSL works fine.


Jason Dixon
DixonGroup Consulting

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