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Re: [Openvpn-users] Road Warrior email sending

  • Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Road Warrior email sending
  • From: "Jeff Boyce" <jboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 07:48:10 -0800

Les -

    Clearly this subject is moving off-topic for this list, but as a novice 
administrator for a small office I need to ask for some additional 
clarification on your advice.  In your last sentence you state that if the 
openvpn connection is not known by the mail server, I will have to fix that 
up, or set up authentication.  How would I fix it up, or how would I set up 
authentication?  With the amount of information I provided on my setup I 
don't expect you to be able to provide an specifics, but can you give me 
some general guidance, and terms that I can use to do some further searching 
on google and find documentation to read?  Anything will help here.  Thanks.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Les Mikesell" <lesmikesell@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "Jeff Boyce" <jboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <openvpn-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, December 03, 2007 1:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Openvpn-users] Road Warrior email sending

> Jeff Boyce wrote:
>> I just set up my first road warrior openvpn laptop client and am having 
>> one minor problem with regards to emailing.  The client is running 
>> Windows Vista and Openvpn 2.0.9.  The server is RedHat Linux also running 
>> Openvpn 2.0.9.
>>>From a public access wifi point, the client is able to access the 
>> and remotely access the office Samba server running on the same box as 
>> Openvpn.  They are also able to receive email through their standard 
>> Windows Mail client program.  However, they are unable to send mail from 
>> the Windows Mail client program.  When this laptop is in the office and 
>> is connected to the local network, sending and receiving mail works 
>> correctly through the Windows mail client.  I am assuming that I need to 
>> make some change in the laptops Openvpn configuration file, or a routing 
>> tweak.  How do other part time road warriors set up their system so that 
>> email works the same whether in the office, or outside with remote 
>> access?
> Mail servers normally accept mail from anywhere if the destination is the 
> local domain, but restrict access to a known IP range or senders 
> authenticated with SMTP AUTH if the destination is remote.  If the address 
> of your openvpn connection is not known by the mail server you'll have to 
> fix that or set up authentication.
> -- 
>   Les Mikesell
>    lesmikesell@xxxxxxxxx

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