From: Robert Rothenberg Date: 08:08 on 28 Nov 2006 Subject: Thunderbird Thunderbird won't accept a certificate when making a POP3 connection over SSL, claiming it is invalid because it "contains the same serial number as another certificate issued by the certificate authority. Please get a new certificate containing a unique serial number." There's no option to ignore the error and use it anyway, but then again, it's nothing to do with the server. This is Thunderbird's coy way of telling you that there are some expired certificates that should be removed.
From: Phil Pennock Date: 13:24 on 28 Nov 2006 Subject: Re: Thunderbird On 2006-11-28 at 08:08 +0000, Robert Rothenberg wrote: > There's no option to ignore the error and use it anyway, but then again, > it's nothing to do with the server. This is Thunderbird's coy way of > telling you that there are some expired certificates that should be removed. Related hate -- Firefox's certificate caching. You click on a .crt, it offers to install the .crt. Sounds simple, right? Except that it manages to cache that .crt somewhere and never bothers to check back with the server to see if the cert there is newer. No If-Modified-Since, nothing. If you've changed the CA cert on the webserver, you need to delete the cert in Firefox, blank disk and memory caches, AND shut down the browser (all running instances); only then can you start a new browser and have it actually get the file on the server when you click on a .crt. This was how I got introduced to the serial-number-reuse complaint a year or so ago -- "But I've deleted the old one and installed the new one, you stupid PoS! See? Oh, wait, WTF is that the old expiry date", followed by discovering the above broken caching behaviour. -Phil
From: demerphq Date: 10:45 on 03 Jan 2008 Subject: Thunderbird Oh how i hate thee Thunderfart! How on earth could you end up making me remember Microsoft Outlook in a fond light? What kind of acid was your design team on and where can i get some? Hateful Thunderfart! Oh how I hate thee. yves
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