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SMTP Travel Server

June 14, 2012

Click here to set up your SMTP Server Finding a new SMTP server when traveling shouldn’t be difficult. But sometimes it is! I’m here to make things a little easier next time you need to find an alternate SMTP server. There are several good providers of SMTP travel servers around. Check my recommended links in […]

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Find an SMTP Server

June 14, 2012

Late arriving flight from Dallas (I despise that airport!) and by the time I got to the hotel I found out I couldn’t check email. Outlook just hung there and nothing was happening. The business center was closed so that wasn’t an option either. I was stressing out because I needed to send out a […]

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Solve SMTP Problem

June 14, 2012

Why can’t I send email from the hotel? We see a lot of emails with this question, and although it seems complicated, solving this communication problem is actually quite simple. You know the grumpy IT guy? He configured your mail with SMTP settings that work locally to your office (and didn’t tell you how to […]

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SMTP Server Address

June 14, 2012

At the hotel trying to find an SMTP server address? I’ve been there — I knew I needed a new SMTP server address but had no idea how to change my SMTP server settings. Fortunately I discovered how to use a global SMTP server — thought I’d spread the word since it worked so well […]

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How to change Email SMTP Settings

June 14, 2012

I found a quick and easy way to change SMTP settings for Outlook and other email clients. It’s a simple process and once you set yourself up with a global SMTP server, you won’t have to go through the process again. I documented some step-by-step instructions for Outlook 2007 here with links to other email […]

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Vacation Email Tips and more

June 14, 2012

I have traveled a fair bit both for business and pleasure and thought I would share some tips, observations and advice for others who like to or have to travel. I was a corporate slave for many years, working for powerhouse Fortune 50 companies on the East coast. I have also worked for start-ups in […]

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0x80042109 Error Message in Outlook

June 14, 2012

Confused about an 0x80042109 error message while using Outlook? You may see a message like this: Task ‘SMTP server name – Sending and Receiving’ reported error (0x80042109): ‘Outlook is unable to connect to your outgoing (SMTP) e-mail server. If you continue to receive this message, contact the server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).’ What’s […]

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Email Setup on Outlook

January 13, 2012

If you’re having trouble with email setup on Outlook, it may be an SMTP server issue. When you’re in the office, or working from home, your SMTP server works just fine because it’s set to a local ISP (internet service provider).  Once you leave your local area, your SMTP settings may no longer work. One […]

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Travel Tips?

October 29, 2011

Want travel tips? We’ve got ’em — go to our handy Travel Tips page. Before you travel, it’s a good idea to develop a checklist of items you’ll need. That includes a packing list, but also documentation and immunization requirements if you’re traveling to countries that require it. Check several weeks ahead of time for […]

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Top 10 Business Travel Tips

August 8, 2010

I enjoyed this post from the New York Times on the Top 10 Business Travel tips. This is a fairly pared down approach to traveling, but there are some common-sense nuggets like: -Don’t rush to board or de-plane. This is a favorite of mine and one I’ve adopted because invariably, you rush to wait. Let […]

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