SSL for IMAP
Posted Sep 17, 2005 4:44 UTC (Sat) by ringerc
In reply to: Sylpheed 2.0 messaging client pushes the envelope (Linux.com)
Parent article: Sylpheed 2.0 messaging client pushes the envelope (Linux.com)
Evolution's SSL support is pretty primitive, too. If you're looking for decent IMAP suport, thunderbird seems to be the way to go. Supports IMAP+TLS as well as IMAPs, supports client certs, etc.
Last time I checked Evolution only worked with IMAPs, not with the IMAP+TLS protocol (that allows the use of virtual mail hosting and generally doesn't suck as much). Worse, if the server demands a client certificate, it doesn't even understand the demand and tell the user they can't use the server - let alone supply one of the installed certs.
I still use Evolution, because I actually like the client. If they get around to supporting LDAP+TLS with client certs for address books, and HTTPs+client cert WebDAV for calendars, it'll be close to my perfect client. For now, I have to work around its braindead SSL limitations by tunnelling plain IMAP through ssh.
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