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Accessing Virtual Server E-Mail Via SSL
You can use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) when accessing your Virtual Server E-Mail. SSL provides a level of security and privacy for those wishing to conduct secure transactions over the Internet. The SSL protocol protects transmissions over the Internet by adding a layer of encryption, ensuring your transactions are not subject to "sniffing" by a third party.

You must first have SSL installed on your Virtual Server in order to access your Virtual Server e-mail via SSL. Once SSL is installed, you will need to Configure Your Own E-Mail Client to connect to your Virtual Server via SSL. We have included instructions here for three popular e-mail programs: Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Outlook, and Qualcomm Eudora.

NOTE: If your PC is behind a firewall, you may not be able to download and read your e-mail via SSL as described below. Your firewall may not allow traffic on the ports required by SSL. Contact your network administrator for more details.

Configuring Netscape Communicator
Netscape Communicator supports SSL when using the IMAP protocol to read e-mail. To configure Communicator 4.6 to access e-mail via IMAP and SSL follow these steps:

  1. From the "Edit" pull-down menu select the "Preferences" panel.

  2. Open the "Mail & Newsgroup" category (if not already open) by clicking on the small triangle.

  3. Click on the "Mail Servers" sub-category.

  4. In the "Incoming Mail Servers" box select your Virtual Server (or add your Virtual Server, if you need to) and click on the "Edit" button. Set the server name to be the domain name on the SSL Digital Certficate installed on the Virtual Server (for example, CNAME.SECURESITES.COM).

  5. Select the "IMAP" tab.

  6. Select the "Use secure connection. (SSL)" radio button.

Configuring Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Outlook supports SSL when using both the POP and IMAP protocols to download and read e-mail. To configure Outlook 2000 to access e-mail via POP/IMAP and SSL follow these steps:

  1. From the "Tools" pull-down menu select the "Accounts" panel.

  2. Select the "Mail" tab.

  3. Highlight the Virtual Server (or add your Virtual Server, if you need to) you want to get e-mail from. Set the server name to be the domain name on the SSL Digital Certficate installed on the Virtual Server (for example, CNAME.SECURESITES.COM).

  4. Select the "Properties" button to edit the properties for the Virtual Server selected.

  5. Select the "Advanced" tab.

  6. At this point you should see check boxes and fields that allow you to select SSL and change the port numbers for POP/IMAP.

    If you are using the POP protocol select the SSL checkbox for POP and change the port number from 110 to 995.

    If you are using the IMAP protocol select the SSL checkbox for IMAP and change the port number from 143 to 993.

Configuring Qualcomm Eudora
To configure Qualcomm Eudrora 5.1 to access e-mail via SSL follow these steps:

  1. From the "Tools" pull-down menu select the "Options" panel.

  2. When doing the setup for both "sending mail" and "checking mail" set the server name as the domain name on the SSL Digital Certficate installed on the Virtual Server (for example, CNAME.SECURESITES.COM).

  3. Set the SSL option to "required, alternate port".


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