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This article describes the View Certificate button that has been added to the Internet Security Warning dialog box. This dialog box may appear when you connect to an Internet Message Access Protocol version 4 (IMAP4) server over a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection by using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007.
When you try to connect to an IMAP4 server over an SSL connection by using Outlook, you may receive an error message that resembles the following error message:
If you are using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 or an earlier version of Outlook, this error message may not include enough information to help you determine whether to click Yes or to click No in the error message. In Outlook 2007, this dialog box has been updated to include a View Certificate button. When you click View Certificate, a Certificate dialog box appears. You can view additional details about the certificate in this dialog box. The Certificate dialog box contains the following three tabs:
Internet Security Warning
The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that could not be verified.
A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider.
Do you want to continue using this server?
Certificate InformationWhen you click the Certification Path tab, the following information may appear:
This CA Root certificate is not trusted. To enable trust, install this certificate in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store.
Issued to: mail.contoso.com
Issued by: ca.contoso.com
Value from: date to date
Certification pathNote The information that appears under Certificate status resembles the information that appears on the General tab.
The CA Root certificate is not trusted because it is not in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities store.
When you review the information on these tabs, you can determine whether the certificate is valid but not currently trusted by the computer. You can also determine whether the certificate is invalid or has expired.
For information about the reasons why you might receive a Security Warning error when you connect to a server over an SSL connection, visit the following Microsoft Office Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA010347541033.aspxFor information about certificate stores, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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