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Gmail Security Certificate problem

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remicolleen Calculating status...
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Apr 28, 2012 5:56 PM

I have Mail setup to access three Gmail via IMAP (I was using POP until a week ago). Whe ntrying to check messages (sinc, I guess), I get the following problem message (for the three accounts) in regards to a "security certificate" being POP when I trying to use IMAP. Not sure what is going here... I checked my Gmail settings 3 times and all is set for IMAP from that end. Obviously I haven't been able to access messages from Mail since then. Suggestions?

security certificate message.png

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 7:23 PM (in response to remicolleen)

    Check & see if you still have gMail POP as a server in Mail>Preferences>Account Information tab>Outgoing SMTP Servers>Edit Server List

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,800 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to remicolleen)

    Not certain, but this can fix myriad Mail problems...

     

    Safe Boot from the HD, (holding Shift key down at bootup),  it will try to repair your Disk Directory while the spinning radian is happening, so let it go, run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, then move this folder & file to the Desktop.

     

    Move this Folder to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/

     

    Move this file to the Desktop...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/Envelope Index

     

    Reboot.

     

    If that doesn't do it and you can afford to redo all your Rules, try these & reboot...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Mail/MessageRules.plist.backup

     

    Note, in 10.5 & up /Users/YourUserName/Library/Caches/Mail/ may or may not exist.

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