Its a well known fact, that MSIE browsers version 5.x (all platforms) are
having problems with particular SSL ciphers. Especially the 56bit export
versions have a broken SSLv3 implementation. 20.7 percent of our visitors are
using MSIE 5.x. Though more and more users are switching to MSIE 6.x (62.1
%), it is still important to support the buggy browsers.
The default cipher list of OpenSSL  looks like this (see
The modssl FAQ  describes the problem in detail and recommends the
following cipher list:
This turns off only the 56bit TLS ciphers. If you're running a pounded website
offering SSL encryption, you should add this cipher list at the end of the
"ListenHTTPS" configuration line(s).