VPN for Outlook data only?


Jonathan Merritt

To get my outlook for work when I am not on the LAN I have to dial a VPN
connection, But I would not like to have all of my data streamed through this
connection. (It blocks websites while connected so its a pain)

Would I be able to setup a VPN for just the ports that outlook uses?

I use RDP constantly to my home server and terminals... When I am on one of
these and start the vpn to get my outlook up to date, it boots me because ALL
of the internet connection data goes through the vpn.

Sooner Al [MVP]

It depends on what VPN your using. For example the built-in PPTP VPN client
allows you to enable "split tunneling". See this article for help with that.
Note the security ramifications...


If your not using the MSFT PPTP client then you need to contact the network
administrator of the VPN your connecting to. Many VPNs, like OpenVPN for
example, can be configured on the server side to disable split tunneling.


Al Jarvi (MS-MVP Windows – Desktop User Experience)

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


Configure the VPN NOT to use the remote gateway.

This will mean that traffic for the remote LAN will go via the VPN, but
traffic for general internet access will go out via you local gateway.

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