How to manually setup a mailbox access with security settings
I am using email on my own domain at Host Europe (Domain and Mail hosting), and it was not possible to find a setup which worked. This is because a lot of parameters can not be adjusted. But I dont want to use Outlook or Gmail, which seem to work properly, because of security reasons.
Ideas and help are welcome. Thank you in advance.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:23.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/23.0
I hope a Firefox OS expert appears with a definitive answer.
What ports do you use? For IMAP over SSL/TLS, those typically would be:
- Inbound (IMAP4): 993
- Outbound (SMTP): 465
Do those work?
Some providers only allow 587 for outbound SMTP. This may not guarantee an encrypted connection. Ideally, if you have to use port 587 for SMTP, your provider uses the STARTTLS command to switch your mail agent to an SSL/TLS connection (and doesn't work with an unsecured connection).
Unfortunately, STARTTLS is not yet supported in the released versions of Firefox OS but there is active development on adding that in a future release. (The same might be true of support for TLS on the default unsecured inbound IMAP port, 143.)
Is there any advance in this topic? I'm unable to set up an account to a custom (non-gmail) mail server with the same settings that works in Thunderbird, receiving the error message:
'Unable to establish a secure connection with "x.x.x". There may be a problem with your network or the server. [bad-security]'
(Firefox OS 22.214.171.124-prerelease)
This may be due to your email-server using a self-signed certificate or one from a CA unknown by the phone. STARTTLS on the phone does not currently handle these. There are open bugs for this and possibly a workaround for certain cases. Please have a look at the thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/968211