Monday, August 21, 2006

Email Glitch

My cable modem gave out late last night and since I'm out of town I won't be able to restart the stupid thing until September. Fortunately, I was able to bring up a quick relay so that email is now going somewhere. I don't think it was down long enough for retries to timeout but if you sent me an email between midnight-8pm CST today, you may have to resend. If mail servers are caching the MX record aggressively, it'll definitely bounce. On a positive note, I discovered that I can use my utexas account as an authenticated SMTP relay for Lately, I've been getting a lot of outgoing mail rejected b/c my cable modem's network is on a few blacklists since they're dynamic IPs. This should provide a solution until I get back to Austin and colocate a real server somewhere.