[Dovecot] SSL Compatibility? SNI vs SAN (Subject Alternative Names) and multiple domains

Rick Romero rick at havokmon.com
Thu Mar 17 02:03:12 EET 2011

On Mar 16, 2011, at 6:21 PM, Ed W <lists at wildgooses.com> wrote:

> Hi
>> How big of an issue is a cert with half a dozen or a dozen SANs
>> attached?  Do most mail clients handle that sort of certificate properly
>> in order to access their mailboxes?
> I think it's been discussed here before, but roughly speaking yes it
> works fine.  I use it on my mailservers and don't obviously see problems
> with common clients.
> I think in the archives you might find that there are a few less common
> clients which aren't happy, but I think all modern MS clients, and the
> other big alternatives are fine?
> I bought from godaddy because it was quite cheap to get such a cert...
> Good luck
> Ed W

So you're not having acceptance issues with godaddy certs?  I moved away from them because there was virtually no recognition for mail clients at the time.  Although I do believe they changed root certs since then...


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