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TLS Certificate on IMAP Server 'imap.force9.net' to Support Outlook iOS App

neilhobbs
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TLS Certificate on IMAP Server 'imap.force9.net' to Support Outlook iOS App

Hi,
I have recently tried to configure the Microsoft Outlook iOS app to communicate with the Force 9 IMAP Mail server 'imap.force9.net' - but it fails to connect,  I have been in contact with Microsoft who has told that the server doesn't appear to have TLS enabled on it.  Looking at the website http://www.checktls.com it doesn't have one.
Does anyone know if there is any plans to enable this security?
I am accessing the IMAP server from a Sky Broadband connection and I send outgoing mail through an SMTP2Go server.
I am accessing this server from successfully from within the native iOS Mail app fine, as well as Outlook 2016 for Windows install - so I know that my settings are fine.
I have asked Microsoft if there is any way to disable the requirement for using TLS - I am waiting for a reply from them.
Has anyone got a similar set up or can offer advice on how to get this working?
Many thanks in advance
Neil
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Hi Neil,
That is to do with SSL support.  PlusNet do not presently support it.  You need to configure the email client to not use SSL.
Kevin
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Re: TLS Certificate on IMAP Server 'imap.force9.net' to Support Outlook iOS App

As per the closed thread;
Hi Kevin,
Thanks for coming back on this.
Transport Layer Security (TLS) is the replacement for Secure Socket Layer (SSL) - its is similar but different.
I therefore assume that as Plusnet doesn't support/provide SSL, they won't be supporting TLS either.  I have asked Microsoft how I can disable the TLS requirement, as the app doesn't appear to enable a user to switch off the requirement.
Is there a plan to implement TLS?
Many thanks in advance,
Kind regards,
Neil
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Re: TLS Certificate on IMAP Server 'imap.force9.net' to Support Outlook iOS App

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Re: TLS Certificate on IMAP Server 'imap.force9.net' to Support Outlook iOS App

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I therefore assume that as Plusnet doesn't support/provide SSL, they won't be supporting TLS either.  I have asked Microsoft how I can disable the TLS requirement, as the app doesn't appear to enable a user to switch off the requirement.
Is there a plan to implement TLS?

Neil,
There is this protracted saga - http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,132198.0.html ; Shocked Roll eyes Lips are sealed
Kevin
neilhobbs
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Re: TLS Certificate on IMAP Server 'imap.force9.net' to Support Outlook iOS App

Hi Kevin,
Thank you for the update.
I have just seen.  I have only joined the forum today so I wasn't aware.  I have updated the main thread now.
This can be close down.
Kind regards,
Neil