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Gmail and SSL
From: Randy <nanog () afxr net>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:47:03 -0600
I'm hoping to reach out to google's gmail engineers with this message,
Today I noticed that for the past 3 days, email messages from my
personal website's pop3 were not being received into my gmail inbox.
Naturally, I figured that my pop3 service was down, but after some
checking, every thing was working OK. I then checked gmail settings, and
noticed some error.
It explained that google is no longer accepting self signed ssl
certificates. It claims that this change will "offer[s] a higher level
of security to better protect your information".
I don't believe that this change offers better security. In fact it is
now unsecured - I am unable to use ssl with gmail, I have had to select
the plain-text pop3 option.
I don't have hundreds of dollars to get my ssl certificates signed, and
to top it off, gmail never notified me of an error with fetching my
mail. How many of email accounts trying to grab mail are failing now? I
bet thousands, as a self signed certificate is a valid way of encrypting
Please google, remove this requirement.
Re: Gmail and SSL Peter Kristolaitis (Dec 14)
- Gmail and SSL Randy (Dec 14)