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I have two computer, one Linux and the other Windows XP. Usually I work with Linux machine, receiving email etc. Recently, my company blocked Linux pc's network, I can't recevice email as usual. However, Windows PC is allowed to access network, and the network connection between the two computer is fine. I setup a squid service on Windows pc, so I can still access website as usual with my Linux box. But squid doesn't support POP3 and SMTP.

Here comes the question, I wonder if I can setup an email exchange server on my Windows PC, forward email to my Linux box. My email server use POP3 and SMTP protocal, POP3 require SSL autheration.

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This is an attempt at a technical solution to a non technical problem. If the company blocked the GNU/Linux PC then they did that for a reason and you need to find out why, so you can convince them it is not a problem. Working around it might be a challenge (I presonally I would consider it fun to do so) but is probably not the right solution. – Hennes Jun 15 '12 at 11:53
I can't convince them :) It's headquarter's decision, our company can do nothing. It's okey to receive email on my linux box, but i have to solve this problem. – hero2008 Jun 15 '12 at 11:59
if you use outlook on windows, you would probably be able to set up auto forward from outlook.. btw, how exactly has you company blocked specifically linux machines from accessing emails? – tumchaaditya Jun 15 '12 at 12:04
Nginx can proxy POP3, if I recall correctly. – grawity Jun 15 '12 at 12:05
Does auto-forward work? I'm not trying forward email from one account to another. I need something like MTA. – hero2008 Jun 15 '12 at 12:19
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Looks like network traffic originating from your Windows PC is allowed (this is what is happening with squid). So instead of handeling the email on the PC you could also install a port forwarder for windows on the Windows PC. On the linux machine configure the email client to connect to the Windows Machine on port x for pop3 and port y for smtp. Port x redirects to the mail server on port 110 and port y redirects to the mail server on port 25.

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thanks a lot. Should i need a mail fetcher on windows? or just forward pop3 and smtp port to linux? anthother question, my mail server require SSL, will this solution work? – hero2008 Jun 16 '12 at 1:30
Now it works, thanks very much. :P – hero2008 Jun 16 '12 at 2:58

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