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My first Android complaint

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

I have been using the Android for about a day strait now, and have absolutely fallen in love with the phone in general.

However, this morning I wanted to check my work email, so I figured I would login on my Dev phone 1 and see what was going on at work.

I started the manual add process, got to the part where Android confirms your account credentials, and it fails, giving me this message:

"Setup could not finish - Cannot safely connect to server. (Not trusted server certificate)"

Now I realize that in a perfect world all secure certificates would be properly signed, for the proper domain, and never expire, but unfortunately that is not the case and our SSL cert is expired for my email account.

I understand that the Google team wants this to be a secure phone, but I (as in me, myself, and Tom) should be able to choose whether or not I can connect with an invalid SSL certificate.

If Google did a little research they would realize that every other major client (Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Thunderbird, Outlook, and the list goes on) allows a user to force a connection with invalid SSL certificates, and this should be changed on their phone, ASAP.

I am not the only one with this problem, upon a Google (which maybe could fail because of an invalid SSL cert?) search there are hundreds of accounts and complaints on this, all still waiting on a fix.

Come on Google guys, I need to be able to nerd it out without any interruptions, and this is an interruption!

Anyone found a solution to this?

Androidin' Tom Out.



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Tom said on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 @ 5:50 PM

Hi Brandon,

I never did as it was a phone software issue. I'm not sure if they fixed it in the cupcake build as I stopped using the previous email server and started using the native gmail client. Are you getting the same issue?

@brandonpierce said on Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 @ 2:31 PM

Did you figure this issue out, or was it resolved?

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