Specific services via VPN (like POP3/SMTP/IMAP), how?

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Specific services via VPN (like POP3/SMTP/IMAP), how?

Post by SaturnusDJ » Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:48 pm

In what direction should I look to get these specific services via VPN (like POP3/SMTP/IMAP, port forwarding) working?
It should be possible using SSH. But is that the best approach? Does OpenVPN itself maybe have some options to work this out?

I would love some suggestions.
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Re: Specific services via VPN (like POP3/SMTP/IMAP), how?

Post by maikcat » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:01 pm

what exactly do you want to do?

keep in mind that openvpn simply :D creates a point to point tunnel
using virtual interfaces,that means that everything passes over it is encrypted..

also

smtp supports TLS & SSL
pop3s and imaps also exists..

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Re: Specific services via VPN (like POP3/SMTP/IMAP), how?

Post by SaturnusDJ » Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:23 pm

Hey Michael,

Well, I still haven't solved topic9602.html. (According to http://code.google.com/p/tunnelblick/wi ... S_Settings it might be fixable manually.)

Meaning that: at the moment I can only effectively work with a routed (tun) setup. That's why I ask it a bit more theoretically than normal because I still want to get the bridged (tap) working.

At my remote location, they use a proxy to block everything except HTTP/HTTPS and, depending on which of the two proxies I choose MSN or Skype.
I want to receive my mail (some IMAPs and one POP3/SMTP account) in Apple Mail and maybe in the future some other things.

Therefor I need Apple Mail to connect via the OpenVPN server, like this I guess:

Apple Mail --- OpenVPN client tun/tap ---OpenVPN server tun/tap --- Mail host: ISP: POP3 @ 995 + SMTP @ 587 and Gmail: IMAP @ 993 and 465.

:)

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