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Thunderbird Domain Name Mismatch Problem

Another obscure one, but here in case anyone needs it.

If you’re using hosters like Dreamhost you may get a message in Thunderbird if you’re using SSL which says

You have attempted to establish a connection with "www.mydomain.com". However, the security certificate presented belongs to "www.otherdomain.com". It is possible, though unlikely, that someone may be trying to intercept your communication with this web site.

This can be a pain if you’re sending lots of emails because Thunderbird doesn’t offer you a way to disable future messages.

There are two ways around this:

– change the settings of your email server. Here’s the advice at Dreamhost.

– I found that way too complicated as it would mean changing it for each of my domains. So the next option is to install a add-on written by Andrew Lucking, which basically adds a check box to the dialog:


Problem solved.


Remember Mismatched Domains

What security settings should I use? (Dreamhost)


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Thunderbird Identity SMTP Problem

Obscure one, this, but it might be of use to someone.

Thunderbird’s identify management is a dog’s dinner, in my opinion. One problem with it is that, at least in the present version, there’s a bug preventing you from saving changes from one SMTP server to another. In other words, you’ll think you’ve changed the outgoing server for your email identity, and then find that in  fact you haven’t. Frustration follows.

One solution is to delete the offending identity and start over. I couldn’t figure out how to do that so I just removed the SMTP server that the program was defaulting back to (even if it wasn’t the default, if you follow):


Delete that one and then start over.

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