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Operate Outlook thorugh a firewall ???

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I connect to my E-mail using my university as my isp and up until a week ago I could access the mail server by connecting to the internet through another isp and just telling outlook the name of the server.
Now I find that although I can successfully send mail through outlook it is being denied read access to my mail account unless I dial the uni direct This is however expensive and I would like to get around this since I could then continue to use my e-mail account from work.

The university have been, and will continue to be, very unhelpful.

I have been told that they may have implemented a firewall to prevent people from hacking into the system and being malicious. I still have a perfectly valid username and password so I am wondering is there any way I can operate outlook through this firewall without dialing direct??

Many thanks in advance

Rory Becker
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They could allow you to get through if you had a static IP address, but they probably won't do that, because it would be a security risk.  A hacker could guess IP addresses until he found yours, then he would have full access to the network.  Or he could download a program to scan the firewall for a valid IP address.  The university, probably had a problem with a hacker or hackers, or they wouldn't have installed a firewall.  Sorry, but that's the price we have to pay because of a few jerks.
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If you could connect to the port 110 on your mail server, you have the needed access through the firewall.

You can start a telnet session from the command-linbe prompt to your mail server this way:

telnet <mailserver ip-address> 110

If you get a response the firewall is not your problem.
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