Looks like the IELE testnet servers have an expired SSL cert that’s been expired for over 1yr(?). It makes using IELE with mallet (even with workarounds) unusable. Here is a github issue where many users are using a workaround, but it still fails at requestFunds() currently.
It also appears as though the code on the deployed faucet still requires an address, further making it unusable. See: new faucet deployment scheme by rtkaczyk · Pull Request #24 · input-output-hk/mallet · GitHub
(Other issue opened on the forums caused by the SSL cert.)