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SMTP certificate expired

Hi,

I just inherited an Exchange 2013 server and I see that one of the certificates is expired. This one is the SMTP certificate and it's been issued by the domain controller which is the CA. I'm not aware of any issues with any services because of certificate being expired but I was wondering what it does and if I should renew it.

Thank you!
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Will Szymkowski

8/22/2022 - Mon
Will Szymkowski

Is this the default cert that is used for your mail.domain.com? The only cert that really matters is the default one that you are using which has services assigned to it. So if the default cert is not expired you can leave the other one alone or just remove it entirely. If this is the "self signed certificate" then do not remove it, as it is required.

Will.
Alan Dala

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It doesn't look like the default one. It says: "Certification authority-signed certificate" and it's already expired. The 'self signed certificate' is still valid. Would it be worth getting a new one to replace the expired one? What would be the reason to have one in the first place? I'm not sure that I understand this 'certificate for smtp service' thing. What's actually certifying, that the email comes from the correct email server? As I mentioned, this is an internal certificate issued by the domain controller.


Thank you for the help!
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Thanks. Much appreciated.
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Not a problem. Glad to help!

Will.