[wellylug] Internet email blocked

Jeff Hunt jeffhunt90 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 17:54:09 NZDT 2008

Unable to find server is the standard message with advice about spelling it
correctly etc.
All other computers in the offices including the IT help and the other
single Linux machine are getting internet emails, as I was until I changed
machine. It is weird but what happens.
I have never tried a traceroute. I'm at home at present (hence gmail) and
will try that tomorrow.

On Jan 17, 2008 5:33 PM, Jethro Carr <jethro.carr at jethrocarr.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 17:13 +1300, Jeff Hunt wrote:
> > At work I am unable to find the server on any internet email service
> > that I have tried (gmail, yahoo, hotmail, paradise). I used to be able
> > to do this on my Ubuntu Gutsy setup on a different machine and a staff
> > machine using Ubuntu is ok, but when I started using a Dell tower
> > machine with identical configuration to my old IBM (as far as I know)
> > I lost internet email but nothing else. My work email and internet are
> > fine.
> > My Microsoft work support team are puzzled and can't help.
> > Does anyone know what strange magic an internet email system can
> > produce to stop a particular machine?
> > The work site protocols do not block it and as far as I know I have
> > all systems on that might stop me in my computer.
> > I cannot ping these sites.
> > It sounds to me like a rights and access issue, but what rights and
> > access?
> hi Jeff,
> I don't fully understand what you are trying to say above - do you mean
> that you are unable to access some websites such as hotmail, yahoo, etc
> from your work computer?
> Most likely cause is filtering software - are you 100% sure that your
> employer does not have filtering enabled? - this could either be done on
> the network gateway or even on the computer itself.
> Have you tried using another staff member's computer?
> You say that you are not able to ping the websites - have you done a
> traceroute to see where the packets are being dropped?
> --
> Jethro Carr
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