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Q: accessing my other e-mail address ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: accessing my other e-mail address
Category: Computers
Asked by: birdlegs-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 22 Jan 2003 16:01 PST
Expires: 21 Feb 2003 16:01 PST
Question ID: 147209
how can I access my employment e-mail (microsoft outlook) from my home
computer?  Home computer provider is aol; employment provider is
microsoft outlook).
thank you!

Request for Question Clarification by secret901-ga on 22 Jan 2003 18:43 PST
Do you have access to Outlook at home?  Does your employer have a POP3
or IMAP email server?

Request for Question Clarification by aceresearcher-ga on 22 Jan 2003 20:38 PST
Greetings, birdlegs!

Because of security concerns, most companies have their e-mail systems
configured to not be accessible to employees from home, unless this is
a functionality they specifically make available to their employees,
who might have a need to work from home or on the road. It won't
matter what software you try to use, if they've firewalled their
system from outside access, you're not going to be able to get into it
-- and attempting to do so could be considered a serious breach of
company policy, possibly leading to severe disciplinary action.

If you want access to your work e-mail from home, ask your supervisor
at work. If it is something your company is willing to provide, they
will have to set you up with a special access to get past their
firewall. If it's not something they are willing to provide, I would
not recommend trying to persist in obtaining such access.


Subject: Re: accessing my other e-mail address
Answered By: read2live-ga on 22 Jan 2003 22:07 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, birdlegs!

Have you tried at <> ?

This service will allow you to look at your email, read it, answer it,
delete it, or forward it, while leaving the original on the server for
when you get back to work.  You can access mail2web from anywhere in
the world - I frequently use internet cafes when I am on the road.

You will need your email address and password, and can customize the
service so that you load to your personal mail2web page.

Firewalls seem to be no problem, "The application has been completely
designed with the needs of an IT department in mind. You can use
mail2web through your corporate firewall and still keep your user ID,
password and your messages secure."

You may have problems accessing a hotmail account - but if your
company had a hotmail address you can log in to khotmail from

Hope that gets you there.  Best, read2live
birdlegs-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Lots of help!  Thanks for the assistance.

Subject: Re: accessing my other e-mail address
From: redmango-ga on 22 Jan 2003 17:13 PST
I know of a good provider of remote PC-access, in other words it will
allow you to access everything on your work computer from home (or any
other Internet-ready computer in the world). The company is located at . It does cost money ($19.95 per month or $180 a
year) and will probably require you to obtain permission from your
employer, or the system administrator at your workplace, as the
program does involve a download. The website provides a handy little
permission-request letter that you can tweak and then automatically
send to your employer. Via this, you can see all your e-mail and work
files from home.

There may be a cheaper or more straightforward solution to your
problem -- I'm not an expert on computers, this is just something I've
come across. Best of luck.


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