It’s been almost two months now that I am using Bluehost‘s hosting and I am really satisfied by the services they offer. One of these is the SSL service for the mail accounts they give along with the hosting services. For those of you who don’t know what SSL is, you can read about it here.
After I created a mail account using my domain name, the first thing I did was to configure it using Outlook 2007. I properly configured my mail account to use SSL using the following settings.
And that’s that. All was well except for one issue. Whenever I started Outlook, it gave me the following error message.
“The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that could not be verified.”
“A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider.
Do you want to continue using this server?
On choosing ‘Yes’ as an answer everything worked just fine, but this error message always welcomed me whenever I started Outlook. Basically the problem was that the SSL certificate is in the name of Bluehost, while the mail account for being configured in my username, expected else.
So I asked my best friend, Google, for help and sure he did help, although a lot of search and study had to be done by me to find a solution, which is as follows:
Next time Outlook fired all engines and SSL enabled mail started kicking in and out.