Officemail users using Entourage on Mac OS are getting the following error message upon POP connection: "Unable to establish a secure connection to smtp.officemail.co.nz because the root certificate is not installed. If you continue, the information you view and send will be encrypted, but will not be secure".

  • Error occurs when opening Entourage and also when sending email.
  • Sending/Receiving works after accepting the prompt, but email is being sent unsecured.
  • Other email services (Xtra, Hotmail, etc) working fine in Entourage
  • Issue has been replicated on the test bench

The issue is affecting customers using Mac OS X 10.5.8 (or earlier) with the Microsoft Entourage email client.

The steps to install the new certificate on Mac OS are:

  1. Download the certificate and save to desktop
  2. Open the file
  3. Choose "Login" from the dropdown menu in the keychain window that pops up
  4. Click OK
  5. Restart Entourage and when prompted for keychain access click "Always allow"
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