[MlMt] thread block on certificate problem?

Benny Kjær Nielsen mailinglist at freron.com
Fri Jan 15 08:19:00 EST 2016

On 14 Jan 2016, at 19:45, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> One of the IMAP servers I connect to changed its (self-signed) 
> certificate.  The resulting pop-up from MailMate apparently blocked 
> all of the other servers connected to, on machines including the one 
> that runs SpamSieve.  The result, of course, has been a flood of 
> spam...  Is there any way to avoid this blockage?  My SpamSieve 
> machine, though always on, is often unattended.

No, there is no way to do that. MailMate must warn about the self-signed 
certificate. It's not ideal that it also blocks your other accounts, but 
it's not a high priority to fix that (non-trivial change). I cannot 
think of a good workaround. Maybe a hidden preference which simply 
treats such problems (and similar problems) as a temporary issue (it 
would put the account into the “unavailable” state). I'll consider 


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