>>> Hey, a quick note regarding the ssl cert we currently use for
>>> squirrelmail.org... I found http://www.freessl.com that will issue a
>>> cert that it recognized by MSIE 5.01 and greater. I suppose its better
>>> than nothing.
>> It's a good thought, but this is a commercial deal. It is a "one year
>> free" loss leader, and I don't think we want to get involved with this.
> Unless they start charging later down the line all I had to do was fill out
> the form, paste in my csr and get the crt in the mail. Who knows...
> Besides, who would pay for a crt that is only accepted by one (albiet
> popular) browser?
They clearly state on their site that a fee will be charged for renewal, and it
is a one year cert.
Presumably they are trying to get into the other browsers. They are probably
giving away certs to try to gain leverage in negotiations with NS. (And
probably blew all their VC on getting in IE :-)