How to install a private mail server certificate on Mac OS X
If you run your own SSL mail server (imap or pop or smtp), you probably have a self-signed certificate. This will make your Mail application complain that the certificate is not trusted. Since you can trust your own self-signed cert, you need to add your certificate to the trusted list on your own mac. Here is how (on Tiger, maybe a little different for other versions):
- Download your CA certificate and put on your desktop. Call it mycert.crt or whatever.
- Make sure you're logged in an a user with administrative privileges.
- Open /Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access
- Select File - Import
- Select the file mycert.crt
- Chose "X509 Anchors" as the destination for the import. Note: don't import it to the login keychain.
- Give your password when prompted.
That's it. Now restart Mail and it should not complain about the self-signed certificate.