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By LeonidasRomero ·
I currently have a DSL line installed to our company, running to our BDC, running MS Proxy Server 2.0 which regulates Internet access to our network users. Before this we had dial-up accounts to our ISP. At that time we also had setup in MS Outlook2000, Internet Mail accounts to our ISP mail servers, and some users connected to their own personal accounts (i.e. Yahoo, etc). Now with the Proxy Server in place, I can not get these accounts to pass through the proxy server to get the mail from those outside providers. I have tried to tweak the Proxy to allow the traffic I believe pushes these services, but so far no luck. Any thing that I am stupidly missing? Is there a configuration pararmeter I missed? We will be doing our own e-mailserver in house, but I still want the users to pull the e-mail from our old provider for just a little while, so we can disperse our new information.

Thanks,

Leo Romero

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by shmaltz In reply to Users need to access mail ...

To configure a proxy to work with Internet mail you configure the proxy with the SMTP server address and the POP server address, and in the client side you put in as the SMTP/POP address the Host name or IP address of the Proxy server.
However whenyou use a proxy server, I dont think you can configure it with more than one SMTP/POP server. What that means is you can configure it for lets say smtp.mycom.com/pop.mycom.com and any accounts on that server will pass thru (after you enter the Proxyaddress in the clients program) but you can not add any additional servers like mail.yahoo.com.
By the way SMTP runs on port 25, and POP on 110.
Yahoo you can access by typing on your browser http://mail.yahoo.com since this is using regular HTML which your user have access to anyhow.

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by LeonidasRomero In reply to Users need to access mail ...

WIth MS Proxy 2.0 only one set of ports can be assigned, and generally, I have been told should be left open.

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by jcurl In reply to Users need to access mail ...

I disagree with "answer 1". You do not need to configure the Proxy server with your ISP's mail server info. Just make sure the Proxy client is installed and working on the client PC's (can the clients access the web???). Turn dynamic filtering on(you may want to completely disable packet filtering for testing, just don't forget to turn it back on!). Make sure the client PC's can gain access to the web thru Proxy. Make sure the Proxy has connectivity to your old ISP mail servers (PING the mail servers from the Proxy machine). Setup an Internet Mail account in Outlook 2000 on one of the client PC's (using the ISP's POP3 server/SMTP server address) and test the set up. Also, when setting up your own mail server behind the Proxy, make sure the bindings are correct (I think the required .ini files are even case sensitive so be careful) and that the Proxy server is set so clients connect to it using the IP address instead of the name.

Keep us posted!!!

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by LeonidasRomero In reply to Users need to access mail ...

This helped me, and I started inmplementing my changes. Thanks Jeremy!!

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