outlook through socks proxy


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Anon

I've been looking for a way to make a new POP3 or IMAP account in my Outlook
2003 to always go through a localhost SOCKS proxy. I can't seem to find any
good reading about it.

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F.H. Muffman

Anon said:
I've been looking for a way to make a new POP3 or IMAP account in my
Outlook 2003 to always go through a localhost SOCKS proxy. I can't
seem to find any good reading about it.
Outlook is one of those programs that doesn't natively understand what a
proxy server is, but instead relies upon the operating system's network
stack to tell it where to go and what to do. I'm not aware of any add-ons
to do it either. What you may want to do is investigate if your localhost
proxy can do tunnels, where you hard code a high numbered port to simply go
straight to the pop3/imap server you want it to. That's what I used to do
when I needed such functionality.
 
A

Anon

I am using putty to make a localhost proxy actually. It would work if I use
the -L option to specifcally map a route to the mailserver from the server
end of the proxy, but it's so cumbersome to add an -L argument for every
mail server to connect to. It's rather dissapointed that Outlook doesn't
natively support proxy connections.

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F.H. Muffman

Anon said:
I am using putty to make a localhost proxy actually. It would work
if I use the -L option to specifcally map a route to the mailserver
from the server end of the proxy, but it's so cumbersome to add an -L
argument for every mail server to connect to. It's rather
dissapointed that Outlook doesn't natively support proxy connections.
Well, at least Outlook is pretty extensible. I mean, someone could write a
pop3/imap4 provider for Outlook that would know what a proxy server is,
theoretically.
 

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