[cryptography] Gmail and SSL

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 15:21:50 EST 2012


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Randy <nanog at afxr.net> -----
>
> From: Randy <nanog at afxr.net>
> Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:47:03 -0600
> To: NANOG list <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: Gmail and SSL
> User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64;
>         rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Thunderbird/17.0
>
> ...
>
> 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 the
> traffic.
Forgot to mention.... I believe StartCom will give you a certificate for free.

Jeff



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