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retrieving email from outside location or overseas locations

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by tiggerbounce13, Nov 28, 2001.

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  1. tiggerbounce13

    tiggerbounce13 Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    We currently have email access at work, the boss would like to have access to his email from home and overseas, How can I go about setting this up?
     
  2. jbcalg

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    a realllllllllllly long RJ5 cable?

    home is easy - he just needs his pop3/smtp details, and user id/password

    traveling is a little different
    depends who your provider is - with some you can get dial up access from various locations - like roaming with a cell phone - ie at&t, they even have a 1-800 service you can use (for$$)

    another way is a 3rd party provider: yahoo enables you to access pop3 from anywhere, all you do is setup a yahoo account, then use your pop3 server settings to get your regular mail

    in both case corporate firewall permissions may have to be adjusted to allow remote access
     
  3. tiggerbounce13

    tiggerbounce13 Thread Starter

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    Ok that sounds easy enough to due, but what instructions due I need to give him so that he can set up the computer at his house?
     
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    tiggerbounce13 Thread Starter

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    We do not use dial up access at work, Email goes throw are domain name and is placed on our server here at the office. It is all done throw internet access?
     
  5. jbcalg

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    well he might need that realllly long cable then!
    LOL

    he obviously needs internet access at his home to start
    - either a dial up or dsl from who ever provides you the office connection or a different 3rd party (NOT AOL please - it won't work)
    -then he needs the mail server addresses for the office server

    maybe a call to what ever company provides your internet connection could help, they would probably love to sell you more services
    - like dial up or dsl
    - and they would have the correct settings, hell they should go over and set him up for free just for the customer service part of it
     
  6. angel

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    Is it Internet Mail that you have (mail accounts and mail server through ISP) or do you have an Exchange server? Or something else?
     
  7. tiggerbounce13

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    The mail service runs through a microsoft exchange
     
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