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By jbowser1 ·
I have a small Novell network and use a mandrake 8.2 Linux box for a proxy server. I use this strictly for Internet. There is no other services (DNS, Samba, etc) in use on this machine. Our email is hosted on a non company web server and I need to get Outlook to work on the users windows machines, mostly win2k. the only other thing running on the Linux box is GuardDog firewall. Guarddog shows a mail icon which I have activated but I still can't get emails to the windows machines. Does anybody have any quick and easy recommendations to resolve this.

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by Lintadsl In reply to Using Outlook

So you have tested that put a PC on out side of proxy and checked email using outlook?
I am trying to make sure there is a problem with your proxy server. If that is the situation, back to a PC which is in side of proxy and try to telnet with port 25 to proxy server to see port 25 is opened or not. After these steps, please let us know. We can go from there.

good luck

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by embassy_16 In reply to Using Outlook

If I was administering this network/mail server, I would also think about allocating space for each user. One way to do this is create and mount separate file systems for each user. This way you can use quotas to set and enforce limits on disk space. Another thing, if you try to connect to a Linux box through ftp or telnet you must first due type a command, xhost + . This should give you a message that reads "access control disabled, clients can connect from any host." One last thing, you may want to install samba or another protocol called NFS.

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by schotty In reply to Using Outlook

Hmm.

I am slightly confused as to what you need. I see that you have a server (local) making a connection to a remote server (WAN) to retrieve emails. Is this acting as an in between MTA?

If so, check to make sure that the server (local) can get the emails even. The clients are probably setup okay. If that turns out to be working -- yet you cannot still get the clients their email -- try looking at the firewall rules.

HTH

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by n9oec In reply to Using Outlook

I am unfamiliar with GuardDog, so I will address the generics of what to look for and hopefully, that will guide you to the solution. Outlook has several ways of connecting to a remote mail server. You have the pop flavors including "secure", imap and html (which only works to hotmail as far as I know.) Of the secure flavors, I have never been able to get them to connect to any SSLized server running on Linux, so don't even go there! That leaves pop3 and imap as the best candidates, and I'llbet the mail ASP doesn't want the users filling up their server with saved mail, so that leaves pop3, right? That means that your firewall has to permit an outbound connection from all inside addresses (any high value random port) to the mail server port 110 TCP and return. If it's IMAP, that's port 143 TCP for V2 or possibly 220 TCP for V3. The mail icon is probably an SMTP proxy which isn't doing anything for your outlook users.

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