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  tony-guitar 17:26 19 Mar 2005
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My father has just gone broadband(Blueyonder) and has "enabled" his Windows Firewall for the first time. He doesn't have SP2, so its just the basic one. Unfortunately he can't now access his e-mails(Outlook Express) or I.E. If he turns off the firewall, everything works fine. Please help anyone.

  tony-guitar 19:02 19 Mar 2005

Hi, i looked for the 'exceptions' tab because i used it on my pc (i do have sp2) but it wasn't there. So i 'ticked' the "pop3,SMTP,HTTP" etc boxes and i had it working when i left his house. I sent him an e-mail when i got home and he couldn't receive it or go on the internet. Before sp2, i had no probs with the basic firewall and I.E/ Outlook. very strange.Any more thoughts?

  tony-guitar 19:15 20 Mar 2005

Hi, and thanks for your response. I've passed on your suggestions to my father, and he'll give it a try tomorrow. He tried ZoneAlarm first with the same result which is why i suggest the Windows firewall as i had no problem with it prior to SP2.

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