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connecting to web based email

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by robbrown, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. robbrown

    robbrown Member

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    My hosting provider is running Cpannel. Whenever I go to http://www.mysite.com/webmail/ I am redirected to port 2095. However, my work has port filtering enabled and will not allow any connections.

    Any ideas on how I could circumvent this?

    I'm open to wild and crazy ideas!
     
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    That means that they run a firewall I believe. So, you'll need to have them to open up port 2095.
     
  3. robbrown

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    Thank-you for the reply.

    Good thinking. That's what I originally thought as well. I asked the sys-admin to open up the ports, he quickly said no.

    So, now I'm looking for options. Is there something that I can do (I have ssh access) or ask my webhost to do?

    I've asked my webhost for ideas, but all he doesn't seem too keen on making changes to Cpanel because it autoupdates.
     
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    I'm no expert but I think the only way you can do that is to open up the port 2095 to access your email.
     
  5. robbrown

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    Well, thinking about redirection using IPtables and .htaccess files, I was hoping that someone had thought about redirecting the traffic through the webmail ports (that aren't standard) to port 80.

    I'm sure that I'm not the only person put off by webmail ports that aren't standard. Many public internet access terminals only accept traffic on port 80.
     
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    i have webmail running on the standard port80 for http and port 443 for https. if you want a demo account to check it works from your workplace, i've sent you a pm with more details
     
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    Thank-you very much for your reply Stillwaiting.

    However, I do not want to switch hosting providers. Thank-you for the offer. I'm looking for a solution.
     
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    i think there is a php script that you can upload to your website, that acts as a proxy, so you connect on port 80 and it redirects to port 2082 for cpanel or 2095 for webmail etc.

    a search on here or on google will turn it up.

    i think it might mangle certain characters in your email or something - like apostrophes get a backslash inserted in front of them or something like that.

    also, depending on what you can do on your server [is things like shell access] and/or how helpful your hosting company is, you might be able to install squirrelmail in a subfolder under your public_html folder - more details at squirrelmail.org
     
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    Great sugguestions. Thank-you very much. I'll look more into the php proxy program.

    I think that installing another webmail program in my hosting space might be the only way to go though. I really don't want to use up the valuable space, but I may be forced to.

    It's really quite sad that cPanel uses the webmail ports like it does.
     
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    That's a very nice proxy script. One of my clients uses it for a message board that has young members in it. It has a few different uses.
     
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