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    Firewalls (Outlook Express 6)

    Is there any way to configure OE 6 to circumvent firewalls set up by corporations? Am trying to access personal account at work and new firewalls were installed that took away Webmail.
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    Re: Firewalls (Outlook Express 6)

    Only with your company IT's permission.
    Web-mail is a large source of system infections.

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    Re: Firewalls (Outlook Express 6)

    Thanks for the quick response. I was afraid that would be your answer. <img src=/S/disappointed.gif border=0 alt=disappointed width=15 height=15>
    Since most infections come through attachments (at least I assume they do), is there any way to connect using text (i.e. ping? DOS? etc.?)
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    Re: Firewalls (Outlook Express 6)

    I don't think so. See DaveA's post. <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>
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    Re: Firewalls (Outlook Express 6)

    There are many ways to configure a firewall. In some cases, particular ports could be blocked, but since you probably can use your browser at other sites, in this case it is more likely that a very specific domain is being blocked. Webmail and POPmail interfaces do not necessarily use the same host name. If your mail provider offers a POP interface, you might be able to retrieve mail into OE, if that is not also blocked. That's a lot of "ifs" and "mights," isn't it.

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    Re: Firewalls (Outlook Express 6)

    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> Thing is, if you could get through the firewall without your IT dept's agreement and help, then said firewall would be pretty useless, wouldn't it? <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    That is what it's for, after all ... <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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