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Certificate Error???

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:26 pm

Hello Charles. For some reason my Internet Explorer started warning me of a certificate error when I come to the site through a link on email notifications. It just started a few hours ago. Maybe it is nothing. Wanted to let you know about it... just in case.

I just looked at the error. It is calling it a mismatched website. it says... The certificate presented by this website was issued for another website's address.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:29 pm

Thanks, but I have no idea what that is about.

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:32 pm

I edited my post with what it is saying. I have IE 9 ...

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:48 pm

Weird. It stopped doing it. I wish I knew more about how all this stuff works. Maybe it was some weird glitch on my end. It has never happened before. Sorry to bother you with it.

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:52 pm

Internet Exploder is notorious for not playing well with a lot of websites/software. I use Firefox exclusively and I have to remind myself to check my websites with IE to make sure they display correctly. Often they don't without extra coding.

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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:06 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:Internet Exploder is notorious for not playing well with a lot of websites/software. I use Firefox exclusively and I have to remind myself to check my websites with IE to make sure they display correctly. Often they don't without extra coding.

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It is funny you mentioned this. I sent a text to my daughter concerning a situation I was having with a link she sent this morning and she told me to download and try Firefox! Maybe I will give it a shot...

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Post by G.A. Heath » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:09 pm

most likely you followed a link with https protocol rather than http, the server probably is set to use the webhosts certificate and no one dedicated to this domain.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:19 pm

G.A. Heath wrote:most likely you followed a link with https protocol rather than http, the server probably is set to use the webhosts certificate and no one dedicated to this domain.
Interesting. Yes... the links in the notification emails I am getting are https. I never noticed this before. I wonder why I never recieved the notice before? Here is a coppy of the email I get when a new post is made.

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Post by DocV » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:30 pm

The certificate is for *.server299.com which shares an IP address with http://www.texaschlforum.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. It is the hosting provider's certificate. I do not see it as being problematic.
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Post by 03Lightningrocks » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:59 pm

I am not sure what any of this stuff means but it sounds to me like you folks are on top of it. :mrgreen:

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