[clug] How to cope with broken ISP mail services?

Jack Kelly endgame.dos at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 00:49:35 GMT 2009

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:41:42 +1100 (EST)
grail at velocitynet.com.au wrote:

> My ISP has disabled off-net mail submission services. That is to say that
> I no longer have access to an SSL-securied SMTP service with
> authentication. At this time, I can only send messages through SMTP by
> being on-net (ie: at home, connected over the ISPs own ADSL services) and
> using unsecured SMTP - no SSL and no authentication.
> At first glance, I think my options are:
>  - Give up my grail at goldweb.com.au email address after 15 years
>  - Sign up with a second ISP who will provide a secure off-net MSA - Give
> up on using a mail application and use the web-based mail interface -
> Agitate the current ISP into either restoring off-net MSA (or pissing
> them off so they cancel my account)
> Are there any obvious solutions I've missed?

SSH tunnel home first?

-- Jack

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