Stop the Presses! Pegasus Mail versions 4.11 and greater now support SSL internally, the following instructions are now deprecated. However, they're still valid for people using versions previous to 4.1.
|Background: In June of 2001, the University of Washington began requiring secure software. A Great Idea, but very little guidance is given for software outside of the UWICK. My preferred mail client is Pegasus Mail, but it doesn't natively support SSL (pre-4.1). The guide is tailored towards the UW, but is easily adaptable to other ISPs. As a free bonus, I've added instructions for using the UW's NNTP server with ssltunnel.|
stunnelfor ease of use.
stunnel -c -d 110 -r Your_UW_NetID.deskmail.washington.edu:995
You should see something similar to:
2001.11.27 18:48:17 LOG5[16362823:16463459]: Using 'Your.UW.NetID.deskmail.washington.edu.995' as tcpwrapper service name 2001.11.27 18:48:18 LOG5[16362823:16463459]: stunnel 3.22 on x86-pc-mingw32-gnu WIN32 with OpenSSL 0.9.6b 9 Jul 2001 2001.11.27 18:48:18 LOG5[16362823:16463459]: FD_SETSIZE=4096, file ulimit=-1 (unlimited) -> 2000 clients allowed
Minimize the window and continue to the next step.
1) Open up the Network Configuration screen (File -> Network Configuration).
2) Switch the tab to "Receiving (POP3)", change the POP3 host to localhost.
3) Under the "Sending (SMTP)" tab check the "Use the e-mail address I supplied for the SMTP envelope"
Note: Even with the secure connection mail can not be sent to a non-UW address from a non-UW IP address:
|Due to abuse of the UW email server systems by people relaying junk email we were forced to disallow relay of email unless the sender is directly connected to the UW network or if the recipient's address on the message is at the UW.|
Or download this ZIP file with both batch files.
If you get annoyed at the stunnel box taking up room in the taskbar, download TrayIt!, a great freeware application that sends (almost) any window to the system tray.