October 13, 2002

Any ideas?

I got an annoyance that maybe some technically-minded reader can help me with. At home I’ve got my computer connected to a Linksys DSL router which is connected to the DSL modem which talks to Earthlink. When I send email out through a non-Earthlink SMTP server I get an error and my mail program asks me to pick another SMTP server. So I pick the Earthlink one and it works. The computer never has this problem when I’m on any other network than the one at home. Is there something I can tweak or route around so I can send mail out through any SMTP server I want? Or is this just part of the magic of dealing with Earthlink? Thanks.

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