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Bypass SSL Certificate Errors on the iPhone
Posted by Serhiy Hryva on 31 January 2011 05:50 PM
You may have noticed that the iPhone seems to refuse to save account information if a server certificate can't be validated. Further, you can't edit advanced account properties to disable SSL until the account is saved.

You can use the following procedure to save your account information, then to disable SSL.

  1. Select Settings, Mail
  2. Select Add Account...
  3. Select Other
  4. Enter all of your relevant email account details
  5. Select the Save button. At this point, you will be presented with an 'invalid certificate' warning.
  6. Select the Cancel button; you will be returned to the account details screen
  7. Select the Save button; ignore the warning that 'you may not be able to send email'
  8. Open the settings for your new mail account and select the Advanced button
  9. Use the sliders to disable SSL for mail receiving/sending. Be sure to check the port numbers to ensure they're valid for your particular email server

You should now be able to send/receive email using your iPhone.

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