[sylpheed:36918] Re: Cert expired again?

Mike Hogg me at themikehogg.com
Fri Jun 5 00:04:25 JST 2020

On Tue, 2 Jun 2020 14:52:44 -0500
Rich Coe <rcoe at wi.rr.com> wrote:

> It might help if you describe the action you are performing so we can
> understand under which context the cert is being evaluated.
> You can also verify your cert with 
>     openssl verify -verbose -CApath /etc/ssl/certs  your-cert.pem
> [ /etc/ssl/certs may be on a different place on your system ].
> Did your issue start after May 30th?
> Rich
> -- 

I am just connecting to my IMAP server like usual over SSL and getting a dialog that says certificate is expired, with buttons available to me- Temporarily Accept or Reject.  But the details of the certificate for my IMAP server are in the dialog, including the expiration date, and that is not set to expire yet for another six months. 

So I searched and found sylpheed news mentioned by mr.somewhere- 

> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2020 23:37:33 +0200
> From: "mr.somewhere" <mr.somewhere at yahoo.fr>

> Have you seen that?
> 02 Jun 2020 About the SSL certificates included in Sylpheed 3.7 (Windows)
> Sylpheed 3.7 (stable) Windows version may result in SSL verification error when it communicates with some mail servers via SSL because of the expiration of SSL certificates.
> To fix this, download and extract the following file, overwrite the certs.crt file into (Sylpheed installed directory)\etc\ssl\certs and restart Sylpheed.
> https://sylpheed.sraoss.jp/en/news.html

And of course that sounds exactly like my problem, but when I followed the instructions, it doesn't change anything for me. 

This sylpheed client has been used for years with no configuration changes except that I just updated from 3.6 to 3.7 before trying the new cert file as a result of this issue but that also did not change anything. My other email clients are continuing to connect to this IMAP server without issue of course.  

Does anyone know what else I can try?

Mike Hogg <me at themikehogg.com>

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