Persistent server authentication problems in KMail

Using SuSE 11.0, KMail 1.9.9, and KDE 3.5.9 release 49.1.

I have tried to get help from my ISP but they have no idea why this is going on.

For about the past month or so every time I open KMail I have a server authentication problem.

A warning box pops up that says:

Server Authentication – KMail
The IP address of the host does not match the one the certificate was issued to.

I am given three choices:


I select “Continue” and up pops another box that says:

Would you like to accept this certificate forever without being prompted?

I am given two choices:

Current sessions only

I select “Forever” and my e-mail then downloads. However, the next time I open KMail the same thing happens. “Forever” simply doesn’t do anything and I have to go through this every time. It’s incredibly frustrating.

Any ideas on how I can get “Forever” to take and be done with this nonsense?