Generating SSL Certificates for Email Clients to get rid of the Self Sign Error on FC3

ankush grover ankushfedora at
Mon Sep 25 05:49:35 UTC 2006

On 9/25/06, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-25 at 08:32 +0530, ankush grover wrote:
> > I am running Postfix 2.1.5 on FC3 with TLS and Dovecot with IMAPsS &
> > POP3s  on FC3. Certificates are self sign and everytime any of the
> > Email client like Outlook  Express/Microsoft Outllook, Incredimail,
> > Thunderbird(MS & Linux) etc connects to the  Mail Sevrer they receive
> > warning message "that the certificate is not from the trust source".
> This would be because they're not counter-signed by some authoritative
> source that they trust.  Anybody could create their own certificates, so
> you can't "trust" self-signed certificates, directly.
> You'd need to have a trusted third party counter-sign them, one that
> your clients already know about (verisign, etc.), or manually trust such
> certificates on the clients that are using them (I've no hints on how to
> do that).  The first option costs money,

I don't want to go for the first option

 and the latter requires that
> users know what they're doing (including, having the sense to check that
> they're trusting YOUR certificate, and not a forgery).
> --

How do I save/import these certificates in email-clients so that this
message does not shows up again ?

Thanks & Regards

Ankush Grover

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