[Pkg-exim4-users] flawed configuration causes mail server errors

Haines Brown brownh at hartford-hwp.com
Wed Dec 26 20:53:39 UTC 2007

> From: Florian Weimer <fw at deneb.enyo.de>
> Cc: pkg-exim4-users at lists.alioth.debian.org
> Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 20:03:33 +0100
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> * Haines Brown:
> > The "pop.hartford-hwp.com" is, I assume, the address of the POP server
> > on my ISP's mail server. Surely the mail server isn't complaining that
> > pop.hartford-hwp.com isn't the name of the host. 
> But I think fetchmail does.  Look at the output you posted.

So fetchmail is generating the error rather than merely reporting it?

The error message is:

  fetchmail: Server CommonName mismatch: localhost 
  	     != pop.hartford-hwp.com 
  fetchmail: Server certificate verification error: self signed
Does the first mean that fetchmail is not finding any name association
between local hostname and pop.hartford-hwp.com. The latter seems the
name of the POP account on the mail server, but why should it be
associated with hostname on the mail server?

As for the second, all I can find out is that it has to do with
SSL. I'm not running SSL.

       Haines Brown, KB1GRM


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