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    Security Alert

    What ho one and all,

    i have been intending to ask this for some years, and being slow off the mark, only now getting around to it.

    I'm still on XP Pro and OE 6 in POP3 mode. Frequently, too many e-mails display the Security Alert message; clicking No generally clears the message. But some, I have to click No many, many, many, many more times that once.

    While the message is annoying, is it an OS issue that I have to click No (or Yes) more than once?

    Thanks and toodle pip

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    Who or what is generating the Security Alert? It doesn't like any Microsoft software that I remember.... Look for settings.
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    What antivirus or antimalware software, if any, are you using on XP? What software are you using to view the emails?

    Post a screen capture of the error message.

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    If it's coming in your gmail account it's possible that they're noticing gmail emails being sent or received from different IP addresses (work/home/friend's/etc place), browsers, cell phones or email clients. I get them all the time when I switch something up from my regular email program routine. And always when I forget to turn off my browser's VPN extension before I access the acc't there. That shows a new IP address and raises alarms at gmail. Also happens if your ISP rotates IP addresses of your home connection.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    This is the security message with I believe is OE6 generated; don't think this is from gmail.

    Security Alert.jpg

    I had a look at the Securities tab and there are hundreds, many with expired dates. I have no idea what all these 'certificates' are or do, but is there an efficient way to cull all the expired certificates rather than one by one?

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    Just like the message says - the SITE has issues. Have you tried both YES and NO options?

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    Thanks. I have always been under the impression that certificates are something like tracing cookies (or whatever) and I don't really need them, so generally have hit No.

    Google has assisted in my seeing that they are necessary, so I have hit Yes and the warning have generally disappeared for the particular e-mail source. However, there is one that when hitting Yes, the cursor jumps to No, every time. So I click No around 15 times and finally, I can move on until the next mail from the source!

    Also am working my way through the certificates to remove any expired ones. Many have weird looking names and titles.

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