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#1 mach_v

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 04:46 PM

I need to setup a PC with XP pro with internet explorer disabled and only one web mail page for Road Runner email. I need to block all internet. But have to be able to send and recieve email. If i have to I will install Outlook but prefer not to. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:02 PM

I need to block all internet.

Hi -
You will need the internet to send and recieve emails - I do not think you can do this without ANY internet at all -
You can use another browser (Firefox , Orca , just to name 2), but the emails will not come in without an internet connection -
Unless I totally misread your question ?? Please correct me if I am wrong -

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:20 PM

Setting up Outlook wouldn't do any good. As noknojon stated, you need internet access in order for mails to be downloaded into Outlook or other email clients and to send mail through the Road Runner server.

The client has to communicate with the mail server, and it cannot do that if there is no internet access.

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:52 PM

Thanks Queen-Evie -
I was not sure if I had read the post right - You confirmed that either the poster worded it wrongly or they need some I/net connection -
You can re-rout Road Runner via Outlook Express if you want (a tutorial is available) but it still needs to have connection -

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Posted 19 November 2010 - 10:47 PM

I did a quick search. See if this http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/browser/restrictie.html is something you want to try.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 09:31 AM

Thank you all for your help. I didn't think it was possible, but I do believe that the site will help. Thank you very much for the responses and help. I will try it and let you guys know. Thanks again

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 12:02 PM

So you want people to be able access Road Runner email but nothing else?

This might be sort of what you are ooking for there are others.

http://majorgeeks.com/WinLock_d586.html

So you would have an admin account that you use to control WinLock and then a limited user accout for the others access the-mail. I do not know how friendly or easy it is, it has a lot of ways to lock down the desktop as well.

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:31 PM

The Boutell site helped. It works. All I had to do is enable the security and make a password to view the site and all is good. Thank you for all the help.




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