[Users] Gmail Secure Certificates

edwardp at linuxmail.org edwardp at linuxmail.org
Sat Apr 8 02:20:18 CEST 2017

On Sat, 8 Apr 2017 02:02:22 +0200
Andrej Kacian <andrej at kacian.sk> wrote:

> On Fri, 7 Apr 2017 19:23:02 -0400
> <edwardp at linuxmail.org> wrote:
> > For the past several days, when I have tried to receive and send
> > e-mail via Gmail, Claws Mail displays a window that the secure
> > certificates for imap.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com have changed and
> > asks what to do.
> > 
> > This is starting to become rather annoying. I fail to see how their
> > secure certificates can change on a daily basis, unless Google is
> > having 'issues'.
> > 
> > Is this a problem with Claws, or is this actually on Google's end? I
> > would prefer not to file a bug report if it's not an issue directly
> > with Claws.  
> Since gmail has the service loadbalanced across several actual
> servers, their certificates are sometimes out of sync.
> You can enable 'Automatically accept valid SSL/TLS certificates'
> option in account preferences, which should help if your system has
> up to date CA certificates bundle, and recognizes gmail's
> certificates as valid.
> Regards,

Fedora has an updated ca-certificates package for Fedora 25, that is in
testing, currently. I will wait until it's released before making the
above change.

Thanks for the reply.

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