[sociate] From Beijing I can blog, but I can't get my e-mail

  • From: "Jerry Michalski" <jerry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Sociate News" <sociate@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 10:11:15 -0500

Posted Thursday, February 20, 2003

Posting this from Beijing, where I've been amazed by the city and frustrated
for two days of not being able to get Outlook to fetch my (POP) mail.

In-room broadband at the Trader's Hotel offers good Web access (with a few
puzzling glitches, like no images on the NYTimes site) but no Outlook mail.
Tried my AGNS world dialup account, which surprisingly fared no better. Then
had a chance to try a third route: WiFi in the Kerry Center Hotel lobby,
supplied by China Netcom. Still no luck, even with two great tech support
guys who showed up (!) to help me out.

My ISP (XO) sez my account's paid up, working fine, and visible from there
(I can't bring www.sociate.com up from here). He thought it might be China's
Net filters at work.

So I'm off off e-mail until I'm back in Hong Kong on Saturday... but I can
blog. Go figure. IM works, too.

More news soon, from China.

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