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Webmail Port Blocked

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by razrdj, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. razrdj

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    Hi.

    I have customers who use our services on their schools, their school blocks the webmail port which is kind of annoying.

    I could do two things:
    - Enable Proxy Subdomains
    - Install own instance of Roundcube

    Isn't Proxy Subdomains a security risk?

    Proxy:
    Pro: All custom settings made in RoundCube by users will stay because there is only one instance of RoundCube running.

    Con: I heard they could hide their real IP address? Must be a security thing.


    Own instance:
    Pro: Up to date roundcube version, everyone can access the webmail because it's running on port 80.

    Con: Users must change custom settings again, they are not synchronized between cPanel instance and own instance.

    My customers are using webmail alot.

    I want to know your opinions. Proxy or custom instance?
     
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    Isn't that a proxy subdomain?
     
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    I'm going to assume here that you're referring to this message in CSF security check:
    You'll have to decide whats best for your environment. Those security checks suggestions are best practice suggestions.

    Correct. The docs may be of some use:
    Tweak Settings - Domains - Documentation - cPanel Documentation
    Or you can google this query for more advice on this topic:
    "access cpanel from behind corporate firewall" sans quotes.
     
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    What is your opinion about it? Does it really affect security?
     
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    If you need it, use it.


    My 2.
     
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