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BrianO'Keefe okeefe at cybermesa.com
Wed Jan 23 15:00:59 PST 2008

Thanks Nick. I'm not concerned and I haven't seen the "accept
permanently" option so far. I disabled TLS in my server settings and the
pop-ups are gone. I know that Cybermesa did some server upgrades and
created a mess but that seems fixed. I was wondering if the certificate
thing was part of my bad internet on Ubuntu problem.
Back into the cold in a day or 2!

Nick Frost wrote:
> BrianO'Keefe wrote:
>> Still in Mexico and having Ubuntu internet issues.
>> I logged out and back in and I think that helps but I started getting
>> notices, when setting my server settings in TBird to send secure mail,
>> as pop-ups.
>> the first says,
>> ""localhost.localdomain" is a site that uses a security certificate to
>> encrypt data during transmission but its certificate expired on
>> 02/09/2005 9:52 PM. check that the time and date on your computer is set
>> correctly (today's time and date shown)
>> I click OK and then:
>> "You have attempted to establish a connection with "pop.cybermesa.com"
>> However the security certificate presented belongs to
>> "localhost.localdomain" It is possible though unlikely, that someone may
>> be trying to intercept your communications with this site. If you
>> suspect the certificate does not belong to cybermesa.com please cancel
>> the connection"
> If Cybermesa recently did a mail upgrade, it's likely that they are 
> using a self-signed SSL certificate for their POP/IMAP and/or SMTP 
> server.  Until you tell Thunderbird to "Accept permanently" for that 
> certificate you'll get that message.  If you want, you could call and 
> verify the certificate fingerprint with Cybermesa, but I wouldn't really 
> suggest that unless you are truly concerned about it.
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