A helpful travel tip

The single most annoying thing about being dependent on the internet and traveling is the variety of bad hotel and airport internet services. The most common problem is the inability to send email, something that many services simply block rather than deal with potential liability issues. What good is it, I ask you, to receive emails when you can’t respond (or are forced to use some webmail variation)?

This morning, I actually decided to do a Google search on the subject, and I discovered smtp.com. For $30 a year, you can run your outbound email activity through them using a different port on your laptop. It’s the best $30 I ever spent, and unless I encounter a service that blocks every darned port, I should be okay.

I just thought you’d like to know.


  1. hey terry, i’m sorry i missed meeting you in person at berkman. i thoroughly enjoyed your panel. see you around the ol’ blog circuit…


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