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Old Jun 25th, 2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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Mail on iPod Touch doesn't work while at work


I'm looking for suggestion on other ports to use to be able to get emails while I'm at work.

Currently, .Mac will configure it with port 993.

I'm not able to send either but when I'm at home, everything is fine.

Anyone can help?


BTW, Safari displays website without any issue.

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Old Jun 25th, 2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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When things are blocked, they are not likely blocking individual ports, but instead the opposite where they are allowing individual ports. So, you need to poke at it until you find ports that are open. Common ones are ones that are utilizing other programs like nntp etc. I doubt they are blocking 443, so you could tell your email to use that...

8080 would be another, perhaps 21 or 20 if they aren't stopping ftp.
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You might want to double check your company's network policy. It is quite possible that they block all mail aside from work mail for a (seems good to management) reason. Most likely, the firewall is set up to only allow email access to company servers. Where I work, after during the normal working hours, you can't access gmail/yahoo/hotmail, but they open them up after hours. There is also a policy stating that you're not to access web/free/personal/home emails during working hours while on the company network.

Safari displays websites because it's a completely different protocol. I bet if you tried to browse some known porn sites on your itouch, you'd get the same blocked message you will get on the company computer. That of course assumes that the company blocks them in the first place
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Old Jun 26th, 2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for you answer. That's what I'm thinking too. We have a bunch website that are currently blocked so email must be in the list too.

Too bad MobileMe doesn't work on the Touch.
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