Blocked Website not allowed in Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by MikeD, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. MikeD

    MikeD Guest

    My employer has a website we can log into to check our email remotely. When
    using WinXP SP2 at home (not my comp, my son's) I type in the url and it
    brings up a security certificate problem and then I can say continue to
    website and it brings up the login screen.

    I cannot get to this point on my Vista home machine or Vista laptop. Our IT
    people only support XP and are not willing to help out.

    I turned off everything I could think of including firewall, defender,
    pop-up blocker, etc. Basically everything I could find. Still, IE will not
    bring up the login screen or even the window that says the website has a
    problem with it's security certficate. The website is mail.horrocks.com.

    I guess I'm starting to get really annoyed with some of these issues. I've
    already turned off User Account Control because of it's non-stop nagging.

    I have Vista Home Premium and is currently updated with Windows Update.

    Any help that can be provided for this issue would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
    MikeD, Jan 1, 2008
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    Paul Smith Guest

    I'm seeing the same behavior here, I don't believe this is any sort of
    security issue locally on your machine. It seems more like the server
    simply isn't responding to the request, otherwise it would actually connect.

    I'll try a few other things and post back.

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    Paul Smith, Jan 2, 2008
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    Paul Smith Guest

    Paul Smith, Jan 2, 2008
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    Jane C Guest

    Jane C, Jan 2, 2008
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    Jane C Guest

    Ran SMTP test from mxtoolbox and that checked out:

    RESULT: mail.horrocks.com
    Banner: Ready [94 ms]
    Connect Time: 0.078 seconds - Good
    Transaction Time: 0.578 seconds - Good
    Relay Check: OK - This server is not an open relay.
    Rev DNS Check: OK - 67.42.31.2 resolves to
    67-42-31-2.slkc.qwest.net
    GeoCode Info: Geocoding server is unavailable
    Session Transcript: HELO mxtoolbox.com - DIAGNOSTIC TEST -
    See http://www.mxtoolbox.com/Policy.aspx
    250 horrocks.com Ok [78 ms]
    HELO mxtoolbox.com
    250 horrocks.com Ok [78 ms]
    MAIL FROM: <>
    250 Ok [94 ms]
    RCPT TO: <>
    550 Relaying denied [78 ms]
    QUIT
    221 horrocks.com Closing transmission channel [78
    ms]
     
    Jane C, Jan 2, 2008
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    Paul Adare Guest

    That can cause problems with mail delivery, it won't however cause any
    problems accessing a web-based email site with a browser.

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    Paul Adare, Jan 2, 2008
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    Jane C Guest

    Oops, my bad. My braincell has yet to recover from New Year ;-)

    IE7 in Vista and Server 2008 just will not connect to that site. I wonder
    if the OP was using IE6 in XP?
     
    Jane C, Jan 2, 2008
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  8. Same with IE7 here. I was able (after a looooong pause) to get to the
    web page with FireFox...
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    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
     
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Jan 2, 2008
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  9. Ditto. Found the correct URL to be: https://mail.horrocks.com/gw/webacc


    To the OP:

    Have you tried looking on Novell's GroupWise support sites for
    potential solutions/work-arounds?


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    killed a great many philosophers.
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    Bruce Chambers, Jan 3, 2008
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  10. What version of Internet Explorer, 6 or 7?


    But this probably really isn't a Vista issue. It's just a matter of
    your employer's IT department configuring their GroupWise server to
    accept connections from a browser other than IE6.


    It is a very slow server, but I was able to access it using Firefox
    2.0. The correct URL is https://mail.horrocks.com/gw/webacc

    Have you tried looking on Novell's GroupWise support sites for
    potential solutions/work-arounds? Novell is often slow to often support
    to newer versions of Windows and/or Internet Explorer, but a lot of
    people do find solutions in their support forums.


    --

    Bruce Chambers

    Help us help you:
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
    safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

    Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. ~Bertrand Russell

    The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has
    killed a great many philosophers.
    ~ Denis Diderot
     
    Bruce Chambers, Jan 3, 2008
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    MikeD Guest

    Thanks for everyone looking into this. I just spent another hour trying to
    get past it with no luck. I did try that full url also. So far we have 4
    Vista machines and only one has been able to get to the site.

    I did go to my son's XP SP2 machine w/ IE7 and it went right to the login
    page.

    I think I may be in luck though. The owners wife called me today wondering
    why her laptop w/ Vista won't go to this web page so I think we now have a
    case for the IT group to take a stab at it.

    Again, thanks for taking a crack at it. I'm going to print all this out and
    hand it over tomorrow.
     
    MikeD, Jan 4, 2008
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    MikeD Guest

    Oops, All Vista comps are running IE7 and my son's with XP. I will talk with
    the IT people to see if it's something they can take care of on their end.

    Thanks,
     
    MikeD, Jan 4, 2008
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