Server security certificate error on Outlook 2007

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I get this error everytime I start Outlook 2007.

The server you are connected to is using a security certificate that could not be verified.

A required certificate is not within its validity period when verifying against the current system clock or time stamp in the signed file

Do you want to continue using this server?

The email server I am accessing when I get this error is gmail. I also access AOL and Hotmail servers without any problems. I am running a Toshiba Satalite laptop with an AMD Antholon 64 dual core processer with 2gb of ram and Windows 7 32 bit opperating system. Microsoft Security Assentials offers me my security and I run a cysco lynksys router with the firwall at high security.

Currently I am concerned more about why this security warning is coming up when the information contained in the certificate all appears to be valled. Windows 7 is up to date as is MSE and Microsoft office. All those update daily and automaticaly. The only update I heven't taken is Microsoft Silverlite. I find it interfears with the spead of my computer when gaming. I have also checked the time and date for both Windows, and my system bios. I am at a loss. Please advise.

Roady [MVP]

Does the certificate also indicate that it is trying to access the Gmail server?

Also, does the name on the certificate reflect the name of the server that you have configured in your account settings? There are some aliases for their servers which can be used but are not on the certificate so the result is that you'll get a warning about the name mismatch.

Robert Sparnaaij



Yes to both your questions. But there has been a change now. Normally when I get that error I click yes and it downloads my inbox like normal. Now it has stopped doing that. It just sits there like it's downloading, but does nothing.


I did some further troubleshooting with gmail and dicovered the problem. But now I have a new problem. All my setting had been changed. I am sure they were correct when I set it up, and it worked for about the first 2 or 3 weeks. I have also kept up with my virus scans, and I use the online scanner from Microsoft at least once a month. Nothing has ever been detected. Nobody used this computer but me and both windows and the computer is passworded at the bios level. It would have been very hard for someone to break either of those passwords with out using a viral trace of some sort.
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