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Many Internet protocols require connecting to specific TCP/IP ports, but for security reasons system administrators install firewall software designed to block all requests to unusual ports from inside LAN (as well as all requests from outside). Too often only port 80 is left for access to HTTP servers, leaving you no chance to send or receive mail from mail client. In situations like this special programs like SoxGate come to the resque.

SoxGate is designed to redirect TCP traffic from local programs like mail clients or Webmoney Keeper thru Socks server in cases when direct access is blocked by LAN firewall. Your proxy server is needed to support Socks protocol. Whether your server supports Socks can be checked by telnetting to the default Socks port 1080, although the port number may vary, in this case you should ask your system administrator. If the connection is successfully established you can proceed.

Run SoxGate and enter IP or domain name address and port of the Socks server. Then you should create new gate: enter remote address and port, i.e. pop3.your-mail-server.com and 110, and local port - you can pick any number, including 110 (unless you run pop3 server on your machine). Each gate is represented as a separate line in the listview of the main window. After that your machine can play the role of the remote mail server and all that's left to do is to enter the correct settings (localhost and the local port you assigned in SoxGate) in your mail program (like Outlook or The Bat). That's all for the settings, go on to checking your mailbox.

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