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I have an PerfectPrivacy VPN connected via the OpenVPN-Network-Manger-Plugin (Ubuntu 12.04.1) and I want to assign a system wide proxy over that VPN.

I have tried proxydriver that should do that automatically, but it works partially. The browser says that I have the IP of the VPN, but when I tried to send an eMail over SMTP (Port 25), I can´t connect to the mail server. In our company the smtp server port is closed, but that should be not a problem, when I do that over a VPN, shouldn´t it?

greetings

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To set up VPN proxy on Ubuntu, you need to make sure that some items are installed.

  • Make sure that the Network Manager applet is installed.
  • Make sure that the PPTP VPN Connection Manager is installed.
  • Once you have those installed, Click on the network icon in the top bar, choose Edit Connections, and aAdd a new VPN and select the type
    PPTP. Click Create.
  • Once created click on the network icon in the top bar, and choose VPN Connections1

For complete instructions Read On

1Source:How to set up VPN proxy on Ubuntu

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Thank you for your reply. The VPN works fine, so I´m able to connect to the VPN-provider. When I open my browser and let me show my IP, it says that I have the VPN-IP, but the mail programm wont use the VPN, because in our company the port 25 is closed, so my mail programm can´t connect to the external smtp-server. So how can I check that my mail programm is using the VPN connection? –  Nicolas Nox Sep 4 '12 at 11:43
    
What E-mail program are you using? –  Mitch Sep 4 '12 at 11:48
    
Outlook with Crossover and Thunderbird, and both is the same problem. –  Nicolas Nox Sep 4 '12 at 11:54
    
Can you post the output of /etc/hosts, and are you behind a firewall? –  Mitch Sep 5 '12 at 5:45
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