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Using IM behind firewall?

 
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Our network admins seem to be blocking AOL IM. Is there any simple workaround to allow me to use some type of IM with the outside world? Is IM configurable to work through port 80 undetected?
 
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There used to be a browser version through the aol site but that stopped about a half year ago.
 
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You can use IM through 443. Most IM services support a proxy on the far side to help.

I did just recently run into a firewall at the Allstate campus that detected IM traffic on any port and denied it. Seeing as I was a guest, I didn't look for a way around that particular scheme.
 
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