ot: accepting self certs into win pc?

Frank Leonhardt t200907 at fjl.co.uk
Tue Jun 10 01:10:23 UTC 2014

On 10/06/2014 01:48, voytek at sbt.net.au wrote:
> few month ago, I've got a new Dovecot/Postfix server with self issued
> certificate (like the previous server), transferred users, all went well
> EXCEPT for one user on Win/Outlook (or Outlook Express) who tells me his
> new PC 'doesn't want to accept certificate' (sorry, I'm short on exact
> details at this time)
> I need to get it sorted out, I expect it 'should just work' like it did
> for other users, BUT, before I start looking, trying to 'educate myself'
> better
> if any one has any pointers, dos or don't regarding win email clients with
> self certified server, pls point me that way
> is using IE withwww.dom.com/mycert.crt  good point to start ? (after
> copying mycer.crt to web linked directory first?)
> thanks,
> V

I get endless grief over this, but if you think Microsoft is bad, try 
Apple. I wrote some notes on it once:


I didn't mention it in the post, but IIRC this did work for making some 
versions Outlook (and other Microsoft Mail things) happy at the same time.

Regards, Frank.

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