Probably K9 not Outlook - Re: Outlook 2010 not connecting to secure POP3

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Sun Nov 23 22:30:50 UTC 2014

On 11/23/2014 04:45 PM, Robert Schetterer wrote:
> Am 23.11.2014 um 22:33 schrieb Reindl Harald:
>> no idea what you are talking about
>> K9 is a android client and works fine with TLS
>> no idea what has "https" to do with email nor why someone needs to
>> "disable K9 long enugh" whatever "long enough" is - don't get me wrong
>> but most technical context on several lists of you if it comes to
>> details is cluttered and your permanently "i am working on IETF" even
>> makes things worser
> Yeah, such descriptions are leading to confusion, speculation
> k9 got mail downloaded before outlook idea why sombody
> should use k9 with pop3

And I did not know there was a K9 android app.  K9 like in guard dogs.

The default settings only allow https stuff on port 443.  Must be some 
attempt to get around controls to use TLS on any other port.

I really strongly dislike nanny software.  But it is very popular in my 

>> Am 23.11.2014 um 22:23 schrieb Robert Moskowitz:
>>> I finally noticed this popup of K9 blocking https on port (143, 993,
>>> 995).  So the user has to come back over here and disable K9 long enough
>>> to get things working.
>>> ARGH!
>>> On 11/23/2014 04:08 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>>>> OK, I did not know that this user has a new computer with Outlook
>>>> 2010.  This SHOULD make it easier but...
>>>> I have the computer right next to me, they brought it over.  It is on
>>>> the same LAN as this notebook.  I can access my server with:
>>>> openssl s_client -connect
>>>> And then log the user in with the appropriate POP3 credentials.
>>>> In Outlook 2010, in Advanced settings I have specified "This server
>>>> requires an encrypted connection (SSL)" and it switches to port 995
>>>> (from 110).  I try connecting and I get an error that
>>>> "Your server does notg support the connection encryption type you have
>>>> specified."
>>>> The first time we tried this it installed my self-signed cert in the
>>>> local cert store.
>>>> Any idea on what is going on or how to get this working?
> Best Regards
> MfG Robert Schetterer

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