Outlook using Gmail IMAP:  the server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified

Posted on 2012-09-20
Last Modified: 2013-02-19
When starting Outlook the following message appears:

Internet Security Warning:

The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified.
Do you want to continue using this server?

On certificate view:

Issued to:
Issued by: Google Internet Authority
Valid from : 11/17/2011 to 11/17/2012

What do I do to verify to certificate?

Thank you!!
Question by:CraigSNYC
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    Accepted Solution

    Here's a couple of things to check.

    Double check your account settings per this article:

    Also, make sure the date on the computer is correct - I have seen a clock jump ahead a bunch of years and that makes all of the certificates look like they are expired

    Finally, try going into Internet Explorer, click on Tools, then Options, then Security Tab, and then click to reset defaults - I know it sounds funny to address an Outlook issue in IE, but they are all interconnected.

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