Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
Discuss Wifi & Proxy....web only?? I need email over proxy as well. at the General - Hackint0sh.org; Hey guys. I setup my iPhone with the proxy settings on my wifi at work ...
  1. #1
    Senior Professional Array Pyrofallout's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    137
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    22

    Default Wifi & Proxy....web only?? I need email over proxy as well.

    Hey guys. I setup my iPhone with the proxy settings on my wifi at work and the web works fantastic...but I can't get email. I setup my own proxy to test it with and it appears web goes over the proxy fine but email won't go through the proxy...is there any way to fix this. I need it to check my mail while on that wifi but the mail has to be checked via the proxy too.

    Someone please help if you have any ideas. Thank you!



  2. #2
    Senior Professional Array Pyrofallout's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    137
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    c'mon....anyone? I can't beleive that no one else is using WiFi proxies...

  3. #3
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    48
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    The mail app as far as I can tell uses standard pop3 and smtp (25, 110). Unfortunately you can not map through the proxy. If you were to map it to port 8080 or whatever your proxy port is then your email is now looking for that same port on the mail server. You do have a alternative if you can find ports that are open you might be able to use an external mail proxy to forward to your email server and forward to you via your proxy.

  4. #4
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    48
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    i forgot to ask what email are you using? If your using Gmail go to http://m.gmail.com this is their mobile web version.

  5. #5
    Senior Professional Array Pyrofallout's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    137
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    I was thinking maybe a mail proxy would work if it was placed inside the firewall, all ports are open within our own network but the firewall only accepts allowed ports from allowed addresses (basically the proxy machine) and I can't edit the firewall, of course then that mail would only work on that WiFi connection and not at home or on edge. Or I would have to have two mailboxes for the same account, one for behind the proxy and one for not.


  6. #6
    Senior Professional Array Pyrofallout's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    137
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by syasses View Post
    i forgot to ask what email are you using? If your using Gmail go to http://m.gmail.com this is their mobile web version.
    Well I know that would work, but I would much rather use my IMAP server and it be native on the phone, no notifications for web apps like that I don't think.

  7. #7
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    48
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanworrell View Post
    I was thinking maybe a mail proxy would work if it was placed inside the firewall, all ports are open within our own network but the firewall only accepts allowed ports from allowed addresses (basically the proxy machine) and I can't edit the firewall, of course then that mail would only work on that WiFi connection and not at home or on edge. Or I would have to have two mailboxes for the same account, one for behind the proxy and one for not.

    This won't work either. Trust me I work on a large network as a network engineer and we plan for this stuff. I guarantee you have a IT person who opens holes in your firewall. I bet if you called and said I have this web app that I need access to port 5032 (not sure what that port is for) they would refer you to this person for a request to have it unblocked.

    If your company has a mail exchange server then that is the only address/s that are allowed through those ports. You would need to set up an external Mail proxy but even then all you are doing is moving the standard ports to some other open port, which I believe there are probably very few of.

    One last solution that I have used over here in Qatar to get around some problems we had with Qtel blocking Vonage ports was using a VPN. Do a search for hotspot vpn and you can sign up for services it's very reasonable. Not fast mind you but will get you around the firewall problems. It tunnels everything leaving your system and out the other end. Not sure how well it would work with Iphone but I might just sign back up and see.


    Hotspot now has HotSpotVPN2 and it says it supports Iphone. http://www.hotspotvpn.com/

    Just because I want to help you and I am a bit curious myself I ordered the 3 day pass. When the email comes with my information I will install and let you know if it works. Qtel blocks my mail here also.
    Last edited by syasses; 09-14-2007 at 06:16 PM. Reason: Update 2

  8. #8
    Senior Professional Array Pyrofallout's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    137
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    Tight. Ya I have a PPTP server setup and working at home and on EDGE I can connect and do everything perfect. But I can't hit my PPTP server from this wifi (assuming port 1723 is blocked) I am gonna check out that HotSpot VPN deal.

  9. #9
    Advanced Array

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    48
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    I think you might be right. I am trying here at home. I can connect via the vpn via wifi but can not connect gprs. Qtel must have the VPN port blocked for our gprs connections. Doesn't suprise me they have everything else blocked too.

    If you could funnel the VPN through your proxy port that would work but the other end of your proxy would need to be on that same port for you to connect.

  10. #10
    Senior Professional Array Pyrofallout's Avatar

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    137
    Post Thanks / Like
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Rep Power
    22

    Default

    OK. I have been trying stuff. There is software called OpenVPN. It is multi-platform and you can vpn through http proxies. Seeing as how it is mutli-platform and for the most part command-line. You think it would be that hard to dev something like this as a native app for iphone?


 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. proxy for iphone(wifi)
    By ameerali19 in forum Jailbreakme.com (iOS 4.x jailbreak)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-07-2010, 10:10 AM
  2. Programmatically set proxy (for both wifi and gprs/umts)
    By valerino in forum iPhone Developer Exchange
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-28-2008, 07:10 PM
  3. [2.0] WIFI:Proxy authentication doesn't work
    By alice_anto in forum Free Toolchain Software (Cydia App's)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-22-2008, 12:23 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-16-2008, 02:53 PM
  5. iPhone configure proxy for wifi access
    By lex.god@gmail.com in forum General
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2007, 07:38 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
(c) 2006-2012 Hackint0sh.org
All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:49 AM.
twitter, follow us!