SSL timeout after OpenSSL upgrade

Sam Burnett sam.burnett at
Mon Apr 2 16:55:58 BST 2012

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 01:48:56PM -0400, Sam Burnett wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using Arch Linux and have been using offlineimap for years without
> problems. Unfortunately, after a recent upgrade to OpenSSL 1.0.1, I get
> this timeout error when syncing one of my IMAPS accounts:
> ERROR: Exceptions occurred during the run!
> ERROR: While attempting to sync account 'gatech'
> _ssl.c:488: The handshake operation timed out

To follow up in case anyone else has this problem:

The problem was upstream in openssl. It was quickly fixed in both Arch
and Ubuntu:
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