how to i get a cert for a mail server that does not have a web server? i just spent half an hour searching the net of a thousand lies to no avail.
You can use the standalone mode to run a temporary web server, or use a client that supports the dns-01 challenge.
i normally use acme_tiny.py because i will not run 100kg of code with root privs. got a client that does the fake.temp server without root? e.g. using dns to prove control?