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By paco454 ·
I have a small office with access to Internet via MS Proxy server. How do I configure/route Proxy server and clients to access ISP provided e-mail.

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by Paul N In reply to Accesing ISP e-mail throu ...

If you can retrieve your mail with any client, try adding you ISP’s domain name to the pop/imap server. For example, if your mail client is normally set to mail-server and your ISP’s domain is rockyroad.com then set your client to mail-server.rockyroad.com. I hope this helps.

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by csheltcomp In reply to Accesing ISP e-mail throu ...

If they are standard pop3 or imap mail servers, you can also install ms procy client and bypass the proxy to get the mail through outlook express or outlook.

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by jesalyer In reply to Accesing ISP e-mail throu ...

I think I have some bad news for you, Paco.

First, your ISP may may have an IP restriction in place to prevent folks that are not connected via one of their dial-ups from retrieving mail off of their POP or IMAP servers. So, if your proxy serveris actually connected to anything other than one of the ISP's dial-ups, you may be hosed.

Second, assuming that the ISP has not restricted their mail server in this manner, a far simpler approach is available:

Use a hotmail or mail.com accountto pull the needed mail off the mail server. You won't have the kind of features offered by Outlook Express, but you will get your mail.

I would definitely use the hotmail/mail.com fix for the short-term until a more definitive fix appears.

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by paco454 In reply to Accesing ISP e-mail throu ...

I should've gave you guys a more descriptive
configuration. The Internet connection is via
cable modem and the clients have win proxy client installed which basically redirects the HTTP requests through proxy server. Its a 10 user office (small) and I set them up with their own .com mail account. I configured the client machines to use the browser settings which map to the Proxy server. But nil, nada. I think it might have something to do with the SMTP configuration in IIS. Still trying to figure it out.
Thanks for your input regardless.

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by Corky132 In reply to Accesing ISP e-mail throu ...

Your initial description of the problem is fine.. i'm confused by everyone's answer.. anyway, here's the deal:

on the clients, install the winsock proxy client on each machine (it's the only way). It's located at \\proxyserver\msproxy.

on the proxy, goto the winsock proxy service and make sure that users have access to at least the email protocol.

that's it...

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