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Bypass firewall restrictions via an HTTPS proxy
Authored by: rram10 on Nov 03, '05 08:36:57PM

Hi there

I am behing a network firewall and proxy server. my proxy needs authetification. I can access the internet through safari because it uses my proxy settings as set in the network settings in system preferences.

I can't however use my mail program to access my pop3 email account because I assume this port is blocked by the system administrator. No way I can ask him to allow the port to be accessible.

I need help on how to tunnel through the firewall and proxy server to access my mail. I can do it on my windows computer using http-tunnel (, but the program does not support max os x. Please provide me with in depth details on how to do this. my pop3 server is so please include that server if you are going to give me any ssh command lines. I am fairly new to mac, and am not fully compatible with the UNIX commands! Thanks!!

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