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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:

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Problem solved.

Sources:

Remember Mismatched Domains

What security settings should I use? (Dreamhost)

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Posting to Your Blog

(This is assuming you’ve already set up your blog. If not, do that first.)

Sign into your Gmail account if you haven’t already.

Type in the address of your blog, or click on the Start blogging arrow at the end of the set-up process.

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Your blog should appear with a banner across the top of the page with an orange b logo at the left-hand side:

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like this:

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Click on the New Post link:

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You’ll see what looks like a basic word processing window:

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Type in the title of your post in the title box:

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Then type something into the main text field below:

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When you’re ready, click on the Publish Post button:

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That’s it.

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