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Access Exchange from home

By The Young One ·
Hi All,
we've become part of a WAN at the start of this year and for security all unnecessary ports have been disallowed.

I personally use my home computer (WinXP with Outlook XP) to read my work email (Exchange 2000)
but have found that this year the port has been blocked for this facility.

I have tested all settings and have found that my pc can talk to the server in all email capacities except for POP3. It tells me to check the port number i'm using. From work knowledge I would assume that this port is blocked.

Can anyone tell me if i'm on the wrong horse or otherwise which port I need to allow to get into my mail from home?

I don't need to get into the SMTP server as my ISP is my SMTP server.

Cheers everyone and hope uhave a great weekend.

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by Carl Ferrer In reply to Access Exchange from home

I would imagine that the company firewall would have POP3 on port 110 closed for security issues as this is an easy way to hack into a server.

I would speak to your IT department about ways you can access their Exchange server, they may be running Outlook Web Access and using the likes of SSL to make it secure or they may have just set POP3 to another port number. I'm sure if you require access they will have a way in for you that is secure.

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by rdnycooper In reply to Access Exchange from home

Outlook uses port 25(Outgoing) and 110(Receive). If these ports are blocked on the firewall then It will not work. When you add your internet email to your outlook, make sure under the advanced tab that the above information is in the server settings.

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