Proxy Authentication Error

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Stumpy, May 8, 2002.

  1. Stumpy

    Stumpy Guest

    I'm on a windows XP proffesonial machine and i'm connecting to a domain on a SBS NT 4 server...

    Now outlook loads fine, and i can use the mail server ...

    My internet works fine...


    When i try to use my "hotmail" account from Outlook , it hangs then claims that i "need to authenticate with proxy server"


    Why is this not working?

  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    It's probably because hotmail uses SSL, and your network is running a proxy and such so it's keeping your info from the hotmail servers.

    You'd have to get your proxy info from your network admin and plug it into the connections, proxy section of your explorer internet options.
  3. Stumpy

    Stumpy Guest


    Ok , i've tried messing with every setting i can find , and it turns out its not just hotmail that won't work in outlook.

    Yahoo pops up a password box (to which i enter my usual login) then it connects

    Copernic Pro (search tool) won't work, errors updating then errors seaching , then tells me i need to proxy auth

    And the hotmail problem in outlook is still there...

    I really need to know how to set this up on XP proffesional , i don't know why its not working too ... I did a clean install

    Could it be something on the SBS (NT4) that is set wrong for my user account?
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Have you made sure everything in IE under tools, internet options, connections, lan settings, proxy is correct?
  5. Stumpy

    Stumpy Guest

    Yes i'm sure it is ... the name of the proxy is called "sadserv" and thats in the i.p box, and the port is 80 ... the internet itself works fine , i.e IE goes everywhere you want it to , no problems with that...
  6. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    Try putting in the actual IP of the server, also make sure that you don't need a separate username or PW, as I said you might wanna contact your network admin.
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

    United Kingdom
    that will be because the Proxyserver that you are connecting through only allows connections through one port, this is the reason that MSN, IRC and other things like it dont work. You will have to either connect to the net via a modem of your own, or connect to hotmail using the internet method, as opposed to through Outlook