Problems with my Hotmail and Yahoo Mail accounts

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Peter James, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Peter James

    Peter James Guest

    I installed the Proxomitron Web Filter to use in conjunction with
    Mozilla Firefox. I had to alter the Firefox setting to access the
    Internet via a proxy. I now find that I can't send mail using Hotmail
    and Yahoo. I can access the sites, read old and sent mail, but not
    send any. Is this a setting from within Firefox or is it just that I
    am accessing these sites from behind a proxy. Is there a workaround
    that anyone can advise. Thanks
    Peter James
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    P F James
    Peter James, Jan 6, 2005
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  2. Please tell us exactly what you did. What settings? I know that MSN uses
    three networks....please send more info.

    Michael J. Pelletier, Jan 6, 2005
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  3. Peter James

    Lu Tze Guest

    Read up on cookies and referrers. You will probably have to allow
    certain cookies through for hotmail and yahoo. There are a lot of user
    configurable settings in proxomitron which can make it as good as a
    firewall/ad-blocker/trojan interceptor and more. The help files are
    quite well constructed and contain, I am sure, the exact solution to
    your problem.

    I use it on my other machine but not as yet on this one as the setting
    up to user preference standard, takes a little time.

    "Whale Oil Beef Hooked."

    "Lu Tze."

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    Lu Tze, Jan 6, 2005
  4. Peter James

    IPGrunt Guest

    With proxo, one can create elaborate filtering mechanisms that block all
    sorts of important Web communications.

    Click the Bypass button and see if you can connect. If so, one of the
    filters is your problem. Try adding them in one by one to find the stinker.

    However, I believe your problem may be with how you configured the proxy
    settings for Proxomitron, especially those for HTTPS, which is how you
    should be logging into hotmail and/or yahoo mail. Many "free" http proxies
    will not proxy https.

    -- ipgrunt
    IPGrunt, Jan 8, 2005
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