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VPN messes up my ISP mail server login, and gets me locked out of Outlook.

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#1 Leechy McLeech

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:02 PM



As my first foray into VPN's the other day, I tried out "Shellfire" (free). 


I have a PC with Windows 10 and an MS login.


Soon after the VPN connected, the password prompt started appearing for my connection from Outlook 2007 to my ISP's mail server. The prompt kept coming up even after I entered the correct password.


Shortly after that started, I got an email from MS saying there was a suspicious login attempt from a foreign I.P. address. 


I disconnected the VPN, and my Outlook 2007 stopped prompting for my password. However, the MS login was a bigger hassle, because I had to go through a verification rigmarole to get back in.


Altogether, that seems like way too much trouble. What makes it all the more worrying is that I've had bigger problems in the past when it comes to MS lockouts. (i.e. it's taken multiple attempts to get verification codes sent etc.)

Am I doing something wrong, or is this par for the course with VPN's?

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