I've been using evolution to download e-mail from my ISP using
POP without problems. Now I keep getting this message:
SSL Certificate check for agora.rdrop.com
Issuer: E=support(a)cacert.org,CN=CA Cert Signing
Do you wish to accept?
I reply "yes" and get the password window as usual. But I'd
like to get rid of this message and learn something about certificates.
The tech at my ISP wrote:
"I updated the certificate (which expired) with one
signed by the CACert certificate authority instead of using one I
generated myself. You probably went through this a year or two ago and
"accepted permanently" then. The Signature is "bad" because you
have the cacert root cert installed. I'm not sure how to install the
cert so that evolution will use it, but info on getting it is at
The site cert.peak.org
has the heading "Certificate Authority Update"
and a section "Download CAcert.org
Root Certificates for your browser
with entries for "most browsers", "Internet Explorer on Mac OS X",
"Internet Explorer on Mac OS 8.1". The only one seeming at all relevant
to evolution was "most browsers". So I've downloaded a text file
containing some sort of encrypted gibberish with -----BEGIN
CERTIFICATE----- at the top and -----END CERTIFICATE----- at the bottom.
Will this work with evolution? If so, how do I install it? The
program documentation is sketchy, to put it mildly.
If you're looking to import a certificate into Evolution, it's
relatively easy. The first thing you need to do is get the certificate
that identifies the entity to which you are trying to connect. Save it
somewhere on your local hard disk and start Evolution. Then select:
Tools -> Settings -> Certificates
Click the Authorities tab, then click the Import button and browse to
where you saved the certificate. Check all of the boxes that identify
what this certificate should be used for and click OK. That should be