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MailGate Support Issues

Q. How do I set up MailGate to use ICQ?
A. You can access ICQ through MailGate by using the proxy system.

Warning - When you are online with ICQ the proxy connection will stay acitve. With a dial-up connection this could lead to some large phone bills.

Proxy requirements - ICQ connects through MailGate using the Socks protocol. It also requires DNS access through the DNS relay option.

Socks proxy
In MailGate, click on Gateway|Setup, and select the Socks tab. Enable either version 4 or 5 (5 is recommended).

SocksCap32
To use the Socks proxy, you will need to download an application called SocksCap32 (or SocksCap for 16 bit applications). This will need to be installed on any client machine needing to use the Socks proxy. For more information, or to download this appication, check out www.socks.nec.com/cgi-bin/download.pl.

Custom Proxy
For a Socks 4 configuration, direct IP access to the ICQ server is also required through a Custom Proxy. To set up this Custom Proxy, click on Edit|New, and select Custom Proxy. Configure as below:



ICQ setup
In the ICQ application on the client machine, click on the ICQ button in the bottom-left corner. Click on Preferences & security|Preferences, and select the Connection tab. Configure as below:



...click on the Firewall Settings button, and configure as below:



...click on Next...

...If you are using Socks version 4 then configure as below, replacing the IP address '192.168.1.18' with the IP address of the machine MailGate is running on (running ICQ with Socks 4 requires the Custom Proxy):



...If you are using Socks version 5 then configure as below, replacing the IP address '192.168.1.18' with the IP address of the machine MailGate is running on:



...finally, click on Next, then check your connection or click on done.


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