unable to access websites due to port143
Posted on 2009-04-16
I have a qwest m1000 DSL modem. when configure with firewall setting set to "Off(NAT)" i am unable to access certain website such as any Microsoft websites (MSN Hotmail Microsoft) nor can i access Experts-Exchange! However, if i change the firewall setting to "Custom" and block IMAP (Port 143) i am seemingly able to access any website including all the ones mentioned above. But, then i cannot use my VPN connect plus probably many other funtions that i am unable to test without accessing a network outside of mine. I have tried to unblock all the ports in the "custom" firewall setting to no avail (still cannot use VPN). Certainly I am not the only one who has experience this problem.