Secure Mail Services - Eudora Example

Eudora was a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
Eudora is now in transition to an open-source project at the Mozilla Foundation.

Outgoing (SMTP) Settings

Eudora does not have an explicit choice of port. The correct port is set automatically by setting the "Secure Sockets when Sending" combo box to "Required, Alternate Port".

Incoming (IMAP/POP) Settings

Eudora requires that you specify whether the connection is IMAP or POP at the time that you create the account. Having done that, the options to enable SSL are the same. Note that you don't have an explicit choice of port. The correct port is set automatically by setting the "Secure Sockets when Receiving" combo box to "Required, Alternate Port".

SSL Certificate Acceptance

This dialog will be presented the first time that you send mail, and the first time that you try to read mail. You must click "Yes" in order to connect.

SSL Certificate Verification

After you have successfully sent or received an e-mail, you can view the certificate used by bringing up either the "Sending Mail" or "Checking Mail" option (as seen above) and clicking the "Last SSL Info" button. When you do, the following dialog is displayed.

Clicking on the "Certificate Information Manager" button brings up details about the certificate.

You can mark the certificate to be accepted permanently by clicking the "Add to Trusted" button.

If you verify the certificate, ensure that the fingerprint matches what is shown here. By default, the SHA1 fingerprint is shown. From the combo box you can also view the MD5 fingerprint. These fingerprints are also shown on the previous web page.

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