So, I arrive in a hotel in forn parts, and read my email. It’s in several places, for different incoming addresses. But most of it is being forwarded to my ISP’s mailserver, where I can access it by imap. So no problem there.
On the other hand, outgoing mail has been going nowhere. That is to say, replies sent to mailing lists: my (shiny new) sun.com email is working just fine relaying outgoing stuff through sun’s mailserver. I just got around to looking at the logs, and it appears the hotel’s IP address is blacklisted by spamhaus – hence my inability to send.
Now that’s mildly interesting, because my mac mail’s configuration shows this stuff as relaying through my ISP’s outgoing mailserver (with password access). Evidently this is not happening, and I have to blame MacOS for being bloody confusing.
If anything’s important enough to merit it, I can always ssh in to webthing.com or apache.org and use pine from there. But as for just attempting to help RandomBodOnnaMailinglist, that’s just not worth it so long as I’m here.