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By bigcheese1947 ·
I have a customer that wants to set up one computer in his hotel lobby for guest to access the internet for their e-mail. He wants them to be able just to log on and then go to their respective ISP's thus limiting the internet connection and preventing guest from web surfing. Any suggestions?

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by McKayTech In reply to Internet/E-mail

I guess it depends on what kinds of e-mail he wants to support. If he just wants to support POP3, he can just set up a computer with a POP3 client (e.g. Outlook) and disable Web browsing. Or block port 80 outbound using a firewall appliance of onesort or another.

However, as a practical matter, he will probably want to support at least some Web-based e-mail systems. In that case, he might consider installing Internet Explorer in "kiosk" mode and lock it down pretty tightly - Microsoft has a couple of TechNet articles on this (try article Q154780 for a start).

Another alternative would be to use the Content Filter and explicitly only allow access to certain domains (hotmail.com, aol.com, etc.).

paul

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