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How to use e-mail with TDS DSL from Home

The following applies only to those who have a DSL network connection at home and the provider is TDS. You can ignore the following if you have DSL from some other vendor (or if you use dial-up or cable-modem access).

Some recent changes by TDS might make it more difficult to send e-mail from your home computer. Specifically TDS has started blocking the use of external mail servers (including all UW mail servers), for sending mail.

How might this impact you? If you use Eudora or Outlook Express to send email, you may notice that you can read your mail, but are unable to send messages.

Luckily, there are several easy workarounds, as follows: (the following applies to home computers only, not your office computers)

If you have any comments or questions please send them by e-mail to
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This page last modified on : Apr. 26, 2004