my school has my mail server blocked i think...

MrDudeMan

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i cant seem to access my webmail from my school. www.bandtank.com/webmail is how i have always done it when i dont have outlook setup, and for some reason it isnt working. when i try to ping mail.bandtank.com it gives a timeout, so im thinking they have that stuff blocked? if so, this really pisses me off.
 

amdskip

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My school blocks my outgoing email server and I have to use theirs to send mail but I have not had an issue with webmail. Have you tried using a different machine. Call the helpdesk and put a ticket in to have them check things out.
 

jswjimmy

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you could change the proxy. BUT DONT DO THAT!!!

you can get kicked out of school. the blocks are on the computer for a reason, thay dont want you to check your e-mail at school. if its after school, most schools will give you a password to bypass the block.
 

MrDudeMan

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this is on my own computer, not a school computer. i have tried using tons of computers...every single one gives me a timeout. they also have AIM blocked just to show you how stupid it is.
 

InlineFive

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Originally posted by: MrDudeMan
this is on my own computer, not a school computer. i have tried using tons of computers...every single one gives me a timeout. they also have AIM blocked just to show you how stupid it is.

It's not stupid, it's called less distractions...
 

Nothinman

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A) Blocking AIM is not stupid
B) Even if it's your computer, it's their network and you have to abide by their rules when using their network.
 

Boscoh

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Originally posted by: MrDudeMan
i cant seem to access my webmail from my school. www.bandtank.com/webmail is how i have always done it when i dont have outlook setup, and for some reason it isnt working. when i try to ping mail.bandtank.com it gives a timeout, so im thinking they have that stuff blocked? if so, this really pisses me off.

Yes, I'm sure they have it blocked.

The best advice anyone could give you would be to bite the bullet, deal with whatever inconvenience this causes, and dont do something which would turn this into a very bad situation for you.
 

JackMDS

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Originally posted by: MrDudeMan
i cant seem to access my webmail from my school.
LOL.

Actually a very Good Idea.

Might create an incentive to concentrate on School Work and Graduate as Soon As Possible.

Of course if your Doctorate Dissertation is on Webmail you might ask for a waver.

:thumbsup:
 

Kappo

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Honestly, I don't think it is your school's responsibility to make sure you aren't "distracted". Although, it IS thier network and they can block whatever they feel like.

I am assuming this is a college and that you may even live there. In which case, where someone would ask "why can't you wait until you get home?". Because recieving an email 3 months down the road is not doing any good.

If you can get to hotmail or yahoo, just forward your emails to one of those accounts and check it from there.
 

MrDudeMan

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Originally posted by: JackMDS
Originally posted by: MrDudeMan
i cant seem to access my webmail from my school.
LOL.

Actually a very Good Idea.

Might create an incentive to concentrate on School Work and Graduate as Soon As Possible.

Of course if your Doctorate Dissertation is on Webmail you might ask for a waver.

:thumbsup:

a good incentive? if you cant do your work without someone helping you along, you dont need to be in college. i have a 4.0 after 3 semesters and i think im doing just fine. all of my friends, family, and the plaecs i buy stuff from get sent to my webmail.

maybe i forgot to include their justification for blocking aim...the guy that makes these decisions thinks aim clogs the network and causes a huge "bottleneck", but filesharing is perfectly acceptable.

you guys need to stop with the holier-than-thou bullcrap. i know it isnt my network, but after having a perfectly reasonable conversation with the network guy, he has no reason whatsoever to do what he is doing. there have been no incidents and the network is never overloaded.


kappo, that is exactly my problem. i cant drive somewhere else to check my e-mail everyday...that is 10x more of a distraction than being able to check it from my dorm room. the school is good for academics, but the rules for the dorms are freaking retarded. i hate to be so tasteless and say something like that, but they really are. maybe i came off a little bad in the first post, but im not one to usually break rules or find the holes in the rules...however, this is really stupid (yes, it is) and they had no reasons. i am dealing with it, but i tried to make sense of it and couldnt.
 

Nothinman

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you guys need to stop with the holier-than-thou bullcrap. i know it isnt my network, but after having a perfectly reasonable conversation with the network guy, he has no reason whatsoever to do what he is doing. there have been no incidents and the network is never overloaded.

It's not about being holier-than-thou, it's about you using someone else's resources by their rules. They don't have to have a prior incident to block anything, but if you had a conversation with the network guy and he has no problem with letting you get to your webmail where's the problem?
 

Mill

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Some of you forget that we pay for network access in the way of student fees, tuitions, and sometimes outright charges. Blocking webmail hardly makes sense, but I could understand AIM/filesharing. They can have a negative impact on the network. Hows does webmail do this?
 

aolsucks

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Originally posted by: Nothinman
you guys need to stop with the holier-than-thou bullcrap. i know it isnt my network, but after having a perfectly reasonable conversation with the network guy, he has no reason whatsoever to do what he is doing. there have been no incidents and the network is never overloaded.

It's not about being holier-than-thou, it's about you using someone else's resources by their rules. They don't have to have a prior incident to block anything, but if you had a conversation with the network guy and he has no problem with letting you get to your webmail where's the problem?

Who the fuk said he is now able to get his webmail?
 

aolsucks

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Originally posted by: Mill
Some of you forget that we pay for network access in the way of student fees, tuitions, and sometimes outright charges. Blocking webmail hardly makes sense, but I could understand AIM/filesharing. They can have a negative impact on the network. Hows does webmail do this?

Correction: they ALLOW file sharing, but BLOCK AIM, because they think it might overload the network... retards running the network... that must really suck man.
 

Mill

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Originally posted by: aolsucks
Originally posted by: Mill
Some of you forget that we pay for network access in the way of student fees, tuitions, and sometimes outright charges. Blocking webmail hardly makes sense, but I could understand AIM/filesharing. They can have a negative impact on the network. Hows does webmail do this?

Correction: they ALLOW file sharing, but BLOCK AIM, because they think it might overload the network... retards running the network... that must really suck man.

I wasn't speaking of any network specifically. :)
 

Nothinman

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Who the fuk said he is now able to get his webmail?

Sure wasn't me, but if he talked to the network administrators and they don't have a problem with it but still can't fix it because of other red tape or something then he should have read the EULA for the network access before agreeing to it. As much as it sucks it's their network to manage how they see fit.
 

spidey07

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in all certainty it could be to combat viruses.

when will people learn that it isn't their network? You are a guest on a very expensive communication system...I support any effort to cut down on abuse.