View Full Version : Mac mail blocked by UC department

May 25, 2010, 08:42 PM
Any mail from .mac or .me accounts are blocked. Their system admin says " I suggest finding a more reputable email service provider"

I guess he's an extreme mac hater. I wonder what Steve would think.

He says "we are not the only ones blocking your messages". Is anyone else having problems with anyone else?

The last email sounds pretty silly.

"Mac.com has too many email users. Up until 2002 they gave email addresses away to anyone for free, including people who intend to use it for spam. You will experience this problem with msn, gmail, yahoo or any other large email service provider that gives away free services. People exploit the system and this is the result.

This is not a problem with UCSB’s servers. It is the responsibility of Mac.com to make sure THEIR systems are clean. I cannot allow my secure servers to communicate with infected machines.

Mike Blakemore
UCen Networks/Systems Administrator
University of California, Santa Barbara
I.S. Help Desk x8991
Ph 805-893-5767"

May 25, 2010, 08:48 PM
Tough luck. If the sysadmin won't allow it you're not going to be able to use it without offering some sort of reasoned argument.

Looks like you'll have to use UMail or whatever it is.