This text explains a simple workaround for mail-notification in Debian/Ubuntu distributions, where the package has been built without SSL-support. In the web, you can find two workarounds: The first is a documentaion, where you are told to recompile the package with the missing libssl-support.
The second is trying to work with unmodified packages. This has the advantage that you won´t lose changes, when you are upgrading your distribution to a newer version.
Simply install stunnel4 with
aptitude install stunnel4
and put a configuration like this into /etc/stunnel4/:
; stunnel configuration file
; Some security enhancements for UNIX systems - comment them
; out on Win32
chroot = /var/run/stunnel4/
setuid = stunnel4
setgid = stunnel4
; PID is created inside chroot jail
pid = /stunnel4.pid
; Some performance tunings
socket = l:TCP_NODELAY=1
socket = r:TCP_NODELAY=1
compression = rle
; Workaround for Eudora bug
;options = DONT_INSERT_EMPTY_FRAGMENTS
; Some debugging stuff useful for troubleshooting
;debug = 7
;output = /var/log/stunnel4/stunnel.log
; Use it for client mode
client = yes
; Service-level configuration
accept = localhost:1143
connect = mail.roessner.it-zahner.de:993
accept = localhost:1144
connect = some.other.imap.server:993
Then enable stunnel4 in /etc/default/stunnel4 and start it with
After doing this, you may configure mail-notification. Put localhost and ports
1143, …, into your connection fields.
Standard Port 1143
This is working for me 😉
Awesome! Works like a charm. Now I can finally use IMAP Idle with my gmail account!
Thanks a lot!