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email (POP/SMTP) via port 80

Can email be downloaded via firewall/proxy if only port 80 is open?

As an IT consultant for various companies I sometimes have access to internet (in companies) but only http (port 80).

Is it possible to download email using only this port. I was thinking of a server / proxy type arrangement where I point my email program to a proxy running on my laptop and it then communicate with a internet server (via port 80) that is getting / passing my email to my POP/SMTP server.

Anyone know of services / software available that can do that.

Many thanks
Liam

Liam
Sunday, April 18, 2004

If you control the server then this should just be a system setting (provided you have an ip available to point mail.domain at, since this means your webserver won't work)

Alternatively, get a Hotmail account - you can point that at POP accounts to retrieve email. I lived like that for a long time as a contractor.

Philo

Philo
Sunday, April 18, 2004

And if hotmail is bad for you, install this:

http://www.squirrelmail.org/

www.MarkTAW.com
Sunday, April 18, 2004

I *THINK* Hotmail suspended the ability to act as a POP client a long time ago (like last summer). I know that I switched to Yahoo email in order to do email via the web.

Now, the only reason I check my Hotmail account is to keep my Passport active for my Action Pack subscription.

Bored Bystander
Sunday, April 18, 2004

are you sure places have port 80 open? that makes no sense. probably they have a web proxy.

there are lots of POP web clients out there you can use, or just set up your own mail reader (e.g. squirrelmail).

mb
Monday, April 19, 2004

mb --
thanks for correcting -- yes via a proxy....
L

Liam
Monday, April 19, 2004

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