On Sat, 2 Aug 1997 Dick_Wall @
> The question is ...
> I'm getting approached by various groups in my company, that want to
> use Web oriented email clients, to access our email servers. That is,
> they want to use the clients from the Internet points, to access servers
> on the trusted/internal side of our network. They'd like us therefore,
> to allow http access through the firewall. We don't allow that now, and
> I don't plan to allow it in the future.
> Is there a secure means for providing such email access?
Tell them to spend the $20/month and get an off-site e-mail account at a
local ISP. Then forward their mail to that account.
(Sounds like yet another product that management had been told they "gotta
have". Making e-mail web based sounds like a perfect way to make it even
less usable and more inflexable. Sounds like a perfect fit for most of
the management I have known...)
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