On 25/06/2010, at 10:03 PM, Jay Daley wrote:
I've tried contacting AirNZ about this to no avail
so the rest of you might appreciate knowing:
For ages now I've not been able to send email via one particular email provider from
the Koru lounge in Wgtn
The best you can hope for at a wireless hotspot is an IP connection to the public Internet
that can pass TCP port 80/443 some of the time.
If you adjust your expectation to only seeing AirNZ as a hotspot provider rather than an
ISP, the problem goes away.
Two options to consider, both use your company mta to send mail for you:
a) configure your mail server and client to use TLS/SSL
b) Use OpenVPN over TCP 443 to a security gateway at your company
I use b) and it works just fine for me everywhere.
It does not however solve the obstacles that hotspot providers in NZ place in front of us,
namely cost and stupid web portals that won't work with standard business tools like a
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