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Evolution Useless After Mail Provider Disables SSLv3

Post by joncr » 2014/10/28 16:11:20

My mail provider (Fastmail) has disable SSLv3 in response to Poodle. Now, Evolution isn't happy, producing this:
Could not connect to 'mail.messagingengine.com:993': Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).".
I'm on a new and updated install, with the updated openssl package per the wiki.

Is this going to be addressed? Is there a workaround?

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Re: Evolution Useless After Mail Provider Disables SSLv3

Post by TrevorH » 2014/10/28 16:16:43

If all else fails then you can stick stunnel on your local machine and connect to localhost and have stunnel do the TLS stuff for you. I'm not a user of Evolution so have no idea how you might otherwise address this.
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Re: Evolution Useless After Mail Provider Disables SSLv3

Post by gerald_clark » 2014/10/28 16:21:00

What wiki article?

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Re: Evolution Useless After Mail Provider Disables SSLv3

Post by joncr » 2014/10/28 16:30:52

gerald_clark wrote:What wiki article?
Well, now I can't find it. Basically, it says to upgrade to: openssl-1.0.1e-34.el7_0.6.x86_64.

That doesn't work for Fastmail, presumably because they've simply disabled SSLv3 and don't support STARTTLS.

There is this https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1153723 which suggests a patch is available for RHEL7.

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Re: Evolution Useless After Mail Provider Disables SSLv3

Post by TrevorH » 2014/10/28 17:30:53

That bugzilla is in status ON_QA which means the fix is not yet released.
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Re: Evolution Useless After Mail Provider Disables SSLv3

Post by joncr » 2014/10/28 19:53:34

TrevorH wrote:That bugzilla is in status ON_QA which means the fix is not yet released.
Thanks. Hope upstream pushes a patched version out at some point.

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