Tuesday, April 05, 2011

More Fun with Campus IT

Today I could not send email off campus. I tried, but then it would bounce, as some sort of spam list somewhere has our campus SMTP servers listed as infested with spammers, so the recipients' mail systems would bounce my mail as coming from a spam server.

I complained to OIT. They said that I should use another SMTP server. I tried that, and my mail client would not connect, so I wrote back asking if I should try a different port.

Their next response was to ask me if I was using the VPN.

I replied no, that I was on the campus wired ethernet.

Someone remind me where I can buy cheap access to reliable SMTP?