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Improve SSL certificate error message on wrong certificate #25

spaetz opened this Issue · 1 comment

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After reading the online documentation Sebastian has just announced, I
wanted to try the sslcacertfile option [1]

Two things:

1) It works fine, however, when specifying a wrong certificate gives
that kind of warning:

| WARNING: Could not connect via SSL to host '' and
| non-standard ssl port 993 configured. Make sure you connect to the
| correct port.


to continue on this one, if this is the right certificate but it is expired, the error message is:

| ***** Processing account sltosis
| Copying folder structure from IMAP to Maildir
| Establishing connection to
| WARNING: Error occured attempting to sync account 'sltosis':
| Traceback (most recent call last):
| File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/offlineimap/", line 177, in syncrunner
| self.sync()
| File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/offlineimap/", line 235, in sync
| remoterepos.syncfoldersto(localrepos, [statusrepos])
| File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/offlineimap/repository/", line 124, in syncfoldersto
| srcfolders = src.getfolders()
| File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/offlineimap/repository/", line 276, in getfolders
| imapobj = self.imapserver.acquireconnection()
| File "/usr/lib/pymodules/python2.7/offlineimap/", line 323, in acquireconnection
| elif isinstance(e, socket.error) and e.args[0] == errno.ECONNREFUSED:
| NameError: global name 'errno' is not defined
| ***** Finished processing account sltosis

As you see, "same" problem, different error.



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