Dreamhost, SSL, and Mail.app (Oh my!)

Yes, I drank the Kool-Aid and switched to a Mac. Well, switch isn’t the right word. Boot camp allows me to have both.

One thing that too me awhile to get right is SSL mail from Dreamhost with both Mail.app and Thunderbird without getting error messages all the time.

A couple of things need to happen:

1) The Dreamhost SSL certificate needs to be added to the keychain.
2) A change must be made to the /etc/hosts file.
3) The E-mail apps must be configured (for new and existing accounts).

The Dreamhost wiki has it handled pretty much (for Tiger, 10.4).

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