SMTP Server name while on Travel
Posted on 2009-05-19
Two questions regarding traveling with a Laptop:
#1 I was out of town for a few days and took my laptop. Was at a place I have been before using their wi-fi with no problems. I was able to read my emails fine with Outlook Express but was not able to send emails. My outgoing mail (SMTP) is typically
smtp-server.roadrunner.com. This did not work. I tried setting it to smtp.gmail.com and it did not work. I thought that I should be able to set it to any valid one, but neither of these worked. I also tried changing the Outgoing Mail (SMTP) port and this did not help. Typically 25 or 587 work.
#2 Also, another strange thing - I was not able to access any google.com sites using either Firefox or Internet Explorer. All other sites including yahoo were fine. I thought maybe it was a virus but ran several scanning programs and nothing.
When I got home, both the email sending and accessing google worked fine. Any ideas?