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Comcast certificate errors

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#1 NotionCommotion


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Posted 09 August 2015 - 01:48 PM

  1. Performed a Windows 2010 fresh install.
  2. Installed Office 2007.
  3. Doing the email setup wizard.
  4. All good until...


The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified.

The target principal name is incorrect.




Certificate details seems to be Comcast, but I have no idea for sure.


Is the problem related to certificates on Comcast's server or my PC?  I seem to recall that browsers are shipped with various certificates, and maybe it is similar and the Windows 10 certificates need to be updated???


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#2 NotionCommotion

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 03:30 PM

Set up as POP3 instead of IMAP and no longer get the warning.  Still wonder why...

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 09:18 PM

Comcast only does POP3.  It's a four-year flaw in MSFT which didn't get fixed, been complained about a lot.  Google on 'Windows 8' and 'POP3'.  Specifically with Comcast, the error finally got fixed, since Comcast is only POP3 and has a lot of customers; but not for all other POP3 emailers.

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