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astroboy

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#85276 16-Jun-2011 09:54
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Can anyone recommend a reliable proxy service for accessing Google Mail? I'd prefer a *trusted* commercial service to a free one since I'll be sending information like  usernames, passwords etc (so it would also help if they provide SSL from my desktop to the end point)

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Klipspringer
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  #481757 16-Jun-2011 10:30
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astroboy: Can anyone recommend a reliable proxy service for accessing Google Mail? I'd prefer a *trusted* commercial service to a free one since I'll be sending information like  usernames, passwords etc (so it would also help if they provide SSL from my desktop to the end point)


secure-tunnel, https://www.secure-tunnel.com/

But it all depends what you are hoping to achieve by making use of the proxy?

If its for your own privacy you probably safer just using gmail in encrypted mode as this is already a secure connection between you and gmail and nobody can sniff in on those usernames/passwords, not even your ISP. If you going to make use of a third party proxy, that proxy is going to be the weakest link in your secure connection. 

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  #481763 16-Jun-2011 10:42
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Thanks - I visit many worksites where Google mail is blocked, but I need to be able to access it for my job. Secure-Tunnel Xpress is sufficient for my needs

 
 
 
 


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  #481771 16-Jun-2011 10:53
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Oh that explains it then.

You sound like me, have to access gmail from work. Its blocked here at my work too.

To get around this I setup a proxy on my home PC. I can access this proxy via an encrypted putty connection on my work PC.

There are instructions here:

http://www.buzzsurf.com/surfatwork/

You will need a computer at home that is permanently connected to the internet.

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  #481779 16-Jun-2011 11:12
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You don't need to buy a commerical solution as such. If you're familar with unix you can buy very cheapy a VPS and then just setup a SSH tunnel to that. You can then proxy all your traffic through that.

I'm 2/3rds of the way through a blog post discussing all the different ways to bypass corporate proxies, I'll try and get it finished and it might help you out.

You will need a VPS though at the end of the day, so you will need to spend money.

Cheers,




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