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Old 11-17-2003, 08:14 PM   #1
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limit some email accounts-WAN


I'm using Postfix and UW-IMAP and I'm trying to find out if it is possible to limit certain users from gaining access to their email from outside of the LAN. Some users though need to be able to get their email from the WAN so I cant just shut everything off to the outside world. Most likely all of these users will be using webmail only.

Take for instance Tom, he needs to gain access to his email when he is in Europe and at the office (most likely using webmail), while Cindy doesn't travel and has no business downloading company email onto her home computer.

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Old 11-17-2003, 08:50 PM   #2
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My twitch reaction is to take away Cindy's home computer. She obviously can't be trusted.

Back to the topic - you could probably build this into your webmail software as part of the authentication system. If you used something like LDAP you could probably add a record regarding WAN access (yes/no) on a per-user basis. This would mean that you wouldn't have to add an extra layer (ie another auth screen before regular login)

A lot of the above depends on which auth scheme you use and which webmail server you're using.
 
Old 11-18-2003, 04:11 PM   #3
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Webmail used would be squirrelmail. But the problem is the users would still be able to gain access though IMAP even if I could figure out a way to do this through the webmail program. Im guessing the only way to controll this would be through IMAP. Am I wrong here?

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Old 11-18-2003, 04:17 PM   #4
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Do you generally allow IMAP connections from outside or only via localhost (through squirrelmail)?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 09:45 AM   #5
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Only local. Anything done Over the WAN I would like to be webmail. I guess what you are about to say is to block IMAP connections from comeing through the firewall, this should not effect webmail at all. But I still have the same problem of how to limit some users (not all users) from gaining access through their webmail account from over the WAN.

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Old 11-20-2003, 09:58 AM   #6
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Im not sure if this will do it for me.
http://www.squirrelmail.org/plugin_view.php?id=106
Plugins - IP address and username restrictions
Looks like I can restrict per user and ip address. Not sure if this will work or not. I will give it a try.


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Old 11-22-2003, 03:04 PM   #7
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Ok this works kind of. What I need is to specify the whole LAN IP range (192.168.36.1-192.168.36.255) and just not 1 IP address. Some of the users might need to move around to different computers on the LAN.

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