Getting fetchmail to work with SSL

Here is my steps to get fetchmail to stop complaining about SSL certificates.
You Might get an error like :

fetchmail: Server certificate verification error: unable to get local
issuer certificate
fetchmail: This means that the root signing certificate (issued for
/C=GB/ST=Greater Manchester/L=Salford/O=COMODO CA Limited/CN=COMODO RSA
Certification Authority) is not in the trusted CA certificate locations,
or that c_rehash needs to be run on the certificate directory. For
details, please see the documentation of --sslcertpath and --sslcertfile
in the manual page.

I run my fetchmail like :
/usr/bin/fetchmail --ssl --sslcertck --sslcertpath=/etc/fetchmail/cert -a -K -f /etc/fetchmailrc
You need to get the server’s certificate and the CA certificate under /etc/fetchmail/cert

openssl s_client -connect

look for Certificate chain
0 s:/OU=Domain Control Validated/OU=PositiveSSL/
and copy the section —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—–
including the —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and —–END CERTIFICATE—– sections to a file.

If you dont know how to do it what I normally do is highlight it in a terminal then in another terminal I do a :

cd /etc/fetchmail/cert

and hit ESC I (vi insert command) right click with my mouse to paste and then ESC :wq (vi write & quit command)

Now all you need is the CA Cert. Have a look in the output of the openssl command and look for issuer. I had to download it form their site. If it was a legitimate issuer you might not need to do this part.

Now you need to do a

cd /etc/fetchmail/
c_rehash cert

to rehash the certificates.

Linux Media Player Howto

To get your linux pc to work with Netflix / Showmax follow this link:

If you have an old PC converting it to Linux for a media player at home is great fun and I will let you know how I did mine. You can also watch Netflix or Showmax directly on your TV in Full HD.

  1. Get an old PC with preferably HDMI or DVI video out onboard.

DVI Port looks like:


If its DVI you would need  a converter adapter to convert from DVI Male to HDMI Female. Look Like: (Picture is wrong its a DVI female you would need DVI male)


The only issue is that it will not have sound and you would require a separate audio cable for that. Maybe Stereo  to RCA.

Look like:


Now all you need is to download a Linux CD try Mint from Linux Mint.

For ShowMax to work you would need to download and install Google Chrome. Not Chromium and not Firefox.  And you should download the Latest Ubuntu flavor  from : Chrome

Now for your own Media MP3’s and MP4’s you have I suggest following the Kodi TV Addons instructions.