Since about November, whenever I log onto my Entourage, [version 2008 12.3.2], program to receive e-mail that is associated with my Ip, I get an error message that tells me that Entourage is "unable to estalbish a secure connection to pop-sbc.mail.am0.yahoons.net because the correct root certificate is not installed" - then underneath the error message, is "If you continue, the information you view & send will be encrypted, but will not be secure". Then there is a link for you to click on that states - "More information on installing root certificates...", that directs you to Entourage Help. They offer instructions for installing root certificates on Mac OS X (Tiger), & Mac OS X (Leopard).
FYI - My Ip is ATT-Uverse. My Entourage e-mail account is set up as a POP3 account, & the server is : att.yahoo.net & it is not my default e-mail account. My default e-mail account uses the me.com server.
Resolution offered by "Help" in my Entourage program:
The instructions for Leopard state - "1. Double-click the root certificate to open the Keychain Access application. The Add Certificates dialog box appears. - 2. On the Keychain menus, click login, and then click OK. If the Do you want your computer to trust certificates...dialog box appears, click Always Trust. Note: If you're asked top provide a name & password, type the name and password for an administrator. & 3. Quit and then restart Entourage."
My question in regards to the steps offered is - Where does one find the "root certificate"? When I open the Keychain Access application, I see more than one type of root certificate. Therefore I don't know which one they are referring to. In the Entourage Account settings, there is a category called , "Digital ID", or something like that. I clicked on that category & the current settings show that "none selected" for digital ID's, however when one changes the setting to "select", the certificate that is selected is a certficate for mac.com.
How does one change this setting?
FYI: Everytime I talk with someone from Apple Tech support or from ATT-Uverse Tech Support & tell them my problem, I am referred to a "Third Party Support" Tech. In both cases, I am told that I will have to pay for the Tech Support. I have also been told to contact Microsoft. I was temporaily able to fix the problem in December when the ATT-Uverse Tech Support person told me that I should change the name of the server in the settings of my POP3 account, but within a couple weeks I started receiving the same error message.
Has anyone else come across this problem?