I don't know if this will be helpful to others but will relay my SSL experience.
Our email comes from a dedicated server that does not have a good spam filter so we set it up such that our email is received through Gmail with their excellent filter. You may have other reasons for using a another email client aside from AW2000.
However, in order to take advantage of AW2000 features by having our email download here we needed to use Gmail's POP3 which requires SSL, a feature AW2000 does not have.
My brilliant son (if I may say so myself ;)) came up with a workaround.
Download stunnel (http://www.stunnel.org/downloads.html) and install it. Then it will need to be edited (http://blog.thestateofme.com/2012/04/16/howto-get-pop3-from-gmail-without-ssl/) and, of course, "run" it.
In AW2000, your email account will need to be set up using POP3 host name: localhost and port 110 and SMTP host name: localhost and port 25
Your username and password will be those that you use for Gmail.