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i keep getting asked to add security exception

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im constantly getting asked, sometimes several times a minute, to "confirm security exception". I always make sure "permanently store this excpetion", before clicking "confirm security exception", but it doesnt seem to work, as a few minutes later I'll get exactly the same pop up again, for all my email accounts.

Ive been using thunderbird for years, and usually this only happens, just the once, after ive turned my anti-virus off and on again. But this time it has started happening on its own, and has been relentlessly harrasing me. Sometimes the pop up will appear while im in the middle of typing a mail and cut me in my stride, so the program is almost impossible to use now.

Do you know why this might be happening?

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the odd thing is that is appears in the "other" tab of my thunderbird certificate manager, so it has been saved, but it doesnt seem to stop thunderbird asking me to confirm it constantly. Should it be stored somewhere else in the manager?

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Inspect the certificate - see the screenshot attached for instructions. Who is the issuer for this cert? You may also post a screenshot of the Certificate Viewer window. Do not actually create a security exception, unless you have verified the cert is legitimate.

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Hi, so this is the certificate view that pops up

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sorry, that last one didnt seem to work, here it is again

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You're trying to access the server mail.nylon-design.co.uk.

The cert has been issued for secure.emailsrvr.com.

As the error message states, the cert belongs to a different site than you're attempting to access. Why you can't create a security exception I don't know. If this started just recently it may be related to something your email provider did. Have you checked with them?

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the odd thing is that is appears in the "other" tab of my thunderbird certificate manager, so it has been saved, but it doesnt seem to stop thunderbird asking me to confirm it constantly. Should it be stored somewhere else in the manager?