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Certificate Errors - OS X 10.4 Tiger

by Inka Luoma last modified Jan 23, 2015 04:54 PM

Older Macintosh computers running Tiger (10.4) with an outdated Apple Mail may not handle SSL correctly. If you are getting a Certificate warning for a known good Certificate each time you access your mail, you may need to disable SSL to stop the warnings. Disabling SSL will copy your email to and from your Mac in plain text. For an immediate fix, click Continue and you'll successfully access your mail. Disabling SSL exposes your email while it is copied between your desktop and the email server. OlympusNet does not recommend disabling SSL and exposing email in plain text. For more information, refer to https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1504426?threadID=1504426&tstart=50

To Disable SSL and access email in plain text

  1. Open Apple Mail (if you currently have a Certificate warning, click Continue to close the warning).
  2. Click on the word Mail to the right of the Apple icon in the upper left corner of your screen.
  3. Select Preferences from the menu.
  4. Click on the Accounts Tab.
  5. Click on your olympus.net account in the margin to highlight it.
  6. On the right side of the dialog box there are three buttons: Click on the Advanced button.
  7. Near the bottom of the dialog box, look for the checkbox Use SSL and click on it to remove the check if you wish to disable SSL.
  8. Click on the red x button in the upper-left to close the dialog box.
  9. Click on the Save button that pops up.