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By jo__kelly ·
I am installing a new RedHat 8 e-mail, gateway, firewall server. The LAN connecting to it is Microsoft based. The e-mail client used at the moment is Outlook Express. I want to use IMAP and SMPT. My question is: Will this work? Will I have to changeto Outlook? What problems might this config cause?

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by alveden In reply to Connect MS email client t ...

Yes this will work and you need not change to Outlook. The only thing you have to watch out for in this config, is to ensure that the firewall allow inbound traffic from port 143 for imap and port 25 for smtp.

Post if you need further assistance

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by jo__kelly In reply to Connect MS email client t ...

System is up and running, 1 small problem with one user using XP. The user gets two login box's when Outlook Express is started. If the password is entered in the first box to appear the program freezes. It works fine when the password is entered inthe second box. Any ideas?

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by shoe4rent In reply to Connect MS email client t ...

"1 small problem with one user using XP... any Ideas?"

Yes, get rid of Windows XP and install Windows 2000 for that client. :)

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by alveden In reply to Connect MS email client t ...

Hi Jo,

I believe my initial anwser have address your questions, which was regarding Outlook Express connectivity to a linux firewall/e-mail.
Will this work - yes
Will I have to change to Outlook - no
What problems might this config cause - none

I have the same set up as you, RedHat 8 with email, web, dns, firewall and gw services. I am using win98 with Outlook Express. And before that I was running RedHat 7.3. Being using this setup for more than a year, not a single problem.

However, I believe your problem is with XP and I do not have any solid experince with XP to comment on this. I suggest you try posting your second question in the XP forum.

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