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I am currently accessing websites behind a firewall. This firewall blocks outgoing access to certain web sites including Hotmail. Is there any service out there on the internet that allows me to connect to a website through it's server (sort of like that server acts as a proxy), so that I can successfully reach the destination website?
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by:grblades
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Hi michaeltansg,
You can use anonymous proxy servers. However if the company blocks hotmail I would have thought that they would block these proxy servers aswell.
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by:maunded
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www.anonymiser.com should do the trick, its a subscription based service, but I have to agree with grblades, if your sysadmin blocks hotmail, they will probably block the proxy sites as well.
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by:racerxx
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This one is free:
http://www.guardster.com/
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by:PennGwyn
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Firewalls are a policy-enforcement device.  If company policy says don't visit HotMail from work, then circumventing the firewall to do so is probably grounds for termination.

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by:michaeltansg
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I am choosing a workaround by accessing using bluetooth + mobile phone + GPRS instead. It's just one of my last options. In any case, nothing stops me from accessing Hotmail anytime, anywhere.

Thanks for all your comments.
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Well, thats one way around your internal network security
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