Can I have my outlook access the internet via my vpn instead of it's regular connection?

Posted on 2004-11-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-12
Here's the deal.

I have a user that just moved to a remote location.
They are using outlook accessing a hosted exchange server by XO

Apparently the ISP is blocking the port outlook uses?  That is what XO is telling me.  I tried to telnet to the exchange server via a particular port they told me and it was blocked.

I do have the ability to vpn to my server here at the office.
Is it possible to have this client just tunnel through my vpn and access the internet through our office to contact the exchange server?  Is this even possible?
Question by:mccormis

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they had me access port 135

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dannyyo earned 1500 total points
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Yes, it's possible, but there is a security risk.  If he has access to your LAN via VPN, then he'd have access to everything else on the LAN.  You should be able to use OWA (Outlook Web Access) for the remote client.  And make sure it's for HTTPS; for security.

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