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Webmail (Horde) does not work with firewalls

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by KimBO, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. KimBO

    KimBO Well-Known Member

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    Hello...

    we have customers which working behind a firewall (the firewalls can not be reconfigured - there are some complete business solutions). These customers have no possibilities to connect to the different kind of the webmail interface, only to their webpages.

    It there a solution for helping these customers? The access to their webpages through their firewall works, but not the webmail interface like horde...

    Greetings and THANKS!

    KimBO
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    ramprage Well-Known Member

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    Webmail, cpanel and WHM all use different ports than port 80

    webmail uses 2095 cpanel uses 2082 and whm uses 2085.

    The only way you can get around this is by using CpanelProxy but I'm not sure how secure it is.
     
  3. GTFO

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    The firewall issue is a problem, yet i've found that if someone is in need of the cpanel and webmail interface bad enough, they will have the ports opened up. I am unfamiliar with the cpanel by proxy setup.

    An alternative for those who work at IBM and cant get these ports opened up because they are too low on the food chain...

    Have them create a yahoo.com account. With the yahoo account, their are options within that will allow you to setup "pop" access to a mail account. Yahoo will essentially "POP" your server, and download the messages into their interface. Its a last resort type option, but it is definitely a viable option as I believe the yahoo mail interface does not use a port that can be blocked.
     
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    fwwebs Well-Known Member

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    Try installing a webmail script server-wide that uses port 80.
     
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    http://www.cpanelproxy.net is one way to go.

    I have it installed for users who can't gain access to the relevant whm, cpanel and webmail ports and find no problems with it.
     
  6. KimBO

    KimBO Well-Known Member

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    I tried CpanelProxy... it seems to work, but one customer said, that they have the name blocked -> if you have names like "mail" "webmail" or something else, then this site are direclty blocked... how can I reconfigure CpanelProxy to have another name...????

    Greetings and THX...

    KimBO
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    webmail is just a alias to the port 2095

    Check httpd.conf and add another alias

    Alternatively you can install Horde or whatever webmail script you want on the users account directly.
     
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