We are releasing version 6.56 to address recent connection issues to news servers who have dropped support of SSLv3.
Version 6.56 is identical to 6.55 EXCEPT it now supports TLS connections, which is the alternative to SSLv3 and is still a secure connection. You can still force SSLv2 for servers that still support that if you want, it is under the "Really Advanced" button on the Server Options screen.
If you are seeing connection errors when using SSL, download 6.56 and let us know if it resolves your problems.
Use this download link
to get the Release Candidate. After we get independent verification that it is ok, we will put out a new production release.