Email Via SSL
You can use SSL when accessing
email on your Virtual Server. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) provides a level
of security and privacy for those wishing to conduct secure transactions
over the Internet.
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 program to connect to your Virtual Server via SSL. We have
included instructions here for two popular e-mail clients: Netscape Communicator
and Microsoft Outlook.
Configuring Netscape Communicator
| NOTE: If your computer
is behind a firewall, you may not be able to download and read your
email via SSL as described below. Your firewall may not allow traffic
on the ports required by SSL. Contact your network administrator
for more details.
Communicator supports SSL when using the IMAP protocol to read email.
To configure Communicator 4.6 to access e-mail via IMAP and SSL follow these
Configuring Microsoft Outlook
- From the "Edit" pull-down menu select the "Preferences" panel.
- Open the "Mail & Newsgroup" category (if not already open) by
clicking on the small triangle.
- Click on the "Mail Servers" sub-category.
- 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.
- Select the "IMAP" tab.
- Select the "Use secure connection. (SSL)" radio button.
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:
- From the "Tools" pull-down menu select the "Accounts" panel.
- Select the "Mail" tab.
- Highlight the Virtual Server (or add your Virtual Server, if you need
to) from which you want to get email.
- Select the "Properties" button to edit the properties for the
Virtual Server selected.
- Select the "Advanced" tab.
- 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.