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December 16th, 2015
ClanMcLean.net supports Secure Socket Layer [SSL] for browsing the site. In particular, the WebMail section and forthcoming files section will be available ONLY when using SSL. SSL helps to prevent eavesdropping on your conversation with the server by encrypting the data being exchanged. What this means to you is that your username and password won't be passed in plain text over the internet. SSL uses "Certificates" to establish/prove the identity of the web server to a client. These "Certificates" are generally issued by well-known Certificate Authorities [CAs] because they go to certain lengths to validate the identity of a site before a certificate may be issued to them. It costs several hundred dollars just to get the certificate, and I'm not about to sink that kind of money into a CA at this point in time. However, the benefits of the encryption may still be realized, it's just that your web browser won't trust the ClanMcLean.net server by default. This next section describes what you need to do to to import the ClanMcLean.net certificate so that ClanMcLean.net is a trusted site. The procedures for doing this vary according to what web browser you're using. I'm going to cover Netscape 4.7 as well as IE 5.5 and higher. If you're using something else or an earlier version, you will still be able to do this, but the instructions won't be correct step by step.
For those of you who are real smarty-pants, you can skip the how to instructions, and download what you need directly. Choose either the encoded or plaintext version of the file: