Apple Mail and Campus network?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stoid, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    I am setting up my life on the new laptop I bought for college, and have slammed into one large brick wall. I can't get Apple's mail to play nice with the campus firewall. Suprisingly enough though, the incoming mail seems to works perfectly, so at least I can receive E-mails, but I cannot get the out going to work. I took screen-shots of my working set-up at the house and configured it the same way and that had lead me to where I currently am stuck. I have fiddled with the outgoing mail settings a bit, but with only a beginners knowledge of how firewalls and E-mail work I have gotten nowhere.

    Anyone know how I can get around this??
     
  2. stoid thread starter macrumors 601

    stoid

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    After still more work and a bit of research I have concluded that the problem is that there is no open port 25 in the campus firewall, so I need to find another open port to use...

    Found a program on VersionTracker called PortSniffer, and I set it to find all open ports between 1 and 10000.

    This port sniffer won't active the hacker protection on the server, will it??
     
  3. dbally macrumors member

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    Your school should have instructions for using a VPN client to access its network (which includes outgoing email server). Thats the way mine is. If there's nothing on their website, try talking to the computing services people and they should be able to set you up with the vpn server and authentication information. Here is some general info and a link to Cisco's vpn software . . . http://net.tamu.edu/network/vpn.html

    hope that helps :)
     
  4. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    Most schools block port 25 outgoing because the ONLY thing that it is used for are mail servers. Usually this means it's trying to block spam. I think you should probably ask the tech support at your school for instructions on how to get into the email system, it's different for every school.

    BEN
     

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