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WhenI try to collect mail from cogeco's pop3 server - I get a caution saying the certificate is invalid how do I get past this?

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I try to connect to pop3.cogeco.ca to download my mail. I get a warning screen that says the security certificate is invalid because it points to another site. When I check into the details, it tells me that the certificate is issued to "pop.cogeco.ca" by GoDaddy.com

According to Cogeco support all my account and server connections are set correctly - and it's Thunderbird's problem>>>>

I try to connect to pop3.cogeco.ca to download my mail. I get a warning screen that says the security certificate is invalid because it points to another site. When I check into the details, it tells me that the certificate is issued to "pop.cogeco.ca" by GoDaddy.com According to Cogeco support all my account and server connections are set correctly - and it's Thunderbird's problem>>>>
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According to Cogeco, the incoming POP server is pop.cogeco.ca on port 995, SSL/TLS security, authentication = normal password, and User name = full email address.

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According to Cogeco support all my account and server connections are set correctly

So in your Thunderbird account settings you set the server name to pop3.cogeco.ca, and Cogeco support confirmed this is correct.

and it's Thunderbird's problem

I don't think so. Cogeco issued a cert for pop.cogeco.ca. That doesn't match with the server name in your account settings. This is what Thunderbird is complaining about. So to me it looks like they screwed up.

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According to Cogeco, the incoming POP server is pop.cogeco.ca on port 995, SSL/TLS security, authentication = normal password, and User name = full email address.