Expert Rules - Blocking

Discussion in 'other firewalls' started by Whynot, Feb 11, 2004.

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  1. Whynot

    Whynot Registered Member

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    HI,
    I've set up my "Expert Rules" for outlook to allow ports 25, 53, 110 and 119. All others are blocked by rule. My problem arises when in some e-mails I get hyperlinks which are not accessible unless I disable my block rule, but in other hyperlinks (with the block rule enabled) it functions OK. Anyone help with this please ?
    Cheers
     
  2. LowWaterMark

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    So, links in some messages work fine, but links in some others don't, right?

    Then we'd need more specific information. There has to be a difference in circumstances between those that work and those that don't.

    Exactly what alert messages are generated when a link doesn't work? (We may actually need to see full examples of working message/links and non-working ones to find the specific pattern.)
     
  3. Red_Dwarf

    Red_Dwarf Registered Member

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    :) Hi whynot,

    Got more info here please.

    What version of outlook?
    What firewall

    Just as a thought you may need to allow outbound port 80

    Just need more info, as LowWatermark said

    Red Dwarf
     
  4. Whynot

    Whynot Registered Member

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    Hi Guys, sorry 'bout delay in getting back - too sick to move.
    Outlook version 2002 (10.2627.2625), ZA Pro 4.5
    All cookies blocked except session cookies.
    Ad blocking- All
    Mobile code- none
    Internet Security Zone-medium, allow broadcast/multicast
    Program Control-MS Outlook-Options-Expert Rules-Allow TCP 25,UDP 53, TCP 110, TCP 119, Block ANY
    Anything else ?
    Cheers
     
  5. LowWaterMark

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    Well, yes actually...

    Since you can click on links in some messages and get the desired results, but can not in others, we need to try to find a pattern - what's different about these messages. The first thing is to look at the exact block-alert messages for those that don't work. Next, we may need to analyze the difference between messages whose links work and those that don't...

    It could be a lot of different things at play here.
     
  6. Whynot

    Whynot Registered Member

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    Hi guys, I think I've solved my problem. All attempts that were blocked were to port 80 - gee, it's amazing what looking at your logs will show ;)
    I usually bang on my head with a two-an-a-half pound mallet for problem solving, guess I'll have'ta use a fourteen pound double hander now. Apologies for wasting your time :oops:
     
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