Alan Goldberg wrote:
> Alan wrote:
> > 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
> > > they want to use the clients from the Internet points, to access
> > > on the trusted/internal side of our network. They'd like us
> > > 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?
> > Yes.
> > 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
> > have". Making e-mail web based sounds like a perfect way to make it
> > less usable and more inflexable. Sounds like a perfect fit for most
> > the management I have known...)
> > alan @
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> Are you all telling me that there is no way to simply route
> in and outbound mail to other mail / SMTP servers
> through a firewall without compromising internal mail security?
> I really appreciate a response to this one. Thanks.
> Alan M. Goldberg
> HJ Heinz Company of Canada Ltd./Intuit Bus Serv & Tech
> Bradford, ON CA
> http://home.istar.ca/~agoldber - email:agoldber @
If you don't want to open up multiple holes in a firewall -then running
mail over http/https would be the way to go. I suggest that you all
wait for the next release of Netscape suitespot which I believe is
supposed to come with an HTML based mail client. (there will be an HTML
based calendar client as well). I believe it requires IMAP, but that is
more secure than POP anyways. (ie, you can use https with IMAP).
Jeff Porter Product Development Engineer
303-645-1986 (V) Verio Inc.