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SSL Certificates for Web Server Mail Access

Scott Selikoff
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Joined: Oct 23, 2005
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I manage a domain through a hosting company that offers me a shared SSL certificate for mail server and webmail access. I like the SSL certificate since its free, although I don't like that its not a true SSL certificate for my domain... this leads to numerous programs, IE/Firefox/Eudora and others often having problems sending mail due to excessive warning messages about the certificate not being completely valid. While I can surpress the warnings on my computer, I can't surpress them on every user's computer.

I would like to install a web server certificate for e-mail access only, meaning features such as warranty is completely useless to me. Anyone have a good suggestion for a cheap way to do this? My hosting company offers one for $50 year, but since I'm not using it for commerce, I doubt its worth it. I understand GoDaddy offers cheap ones for like $20 but I hear their reliability is poor. Finally, I checked into some open source projects but they require the user to manually install the certificate.

Anyone have advice on what I should do?
[ February 11, 2006: Message edited by: Scott Selikoff ]

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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I've been told that Thawte -which is a respected provider whose certificates are recognized by browsers- offers certificates for personal use for free. I don't have personal experience with those, though.
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