I have a new laptop - my first, after years of towers! - and I have it away from home at the moment. Whilst I can connect onto the hotel's network and surf the web, I only seem to be able to receive incoming mail on Outlook 2010 but not able to send. Any reason for this, like hotels server blocking or is it to do with my home settings? Baffled.
There are two immediate alternatives. The first (Sea Urchin Option) is to change the outgoing SMTP server temporarily - doesn`t take a minute. Second is also as suggested but log into your own e-mail providers web based server and view your e-mails from there.
The problem with the second option is that when you get home and download all the e-mails you have to remember which one's you`ve replied to because those replies will remain on the web based servers. (You could however copy yourself on those replies which means they will be downloaded to your computer as separate e-mails)
There may be a third option which is to use your own domain names SMTP server. This will only work if the Hotel`s ISP allows this as it is a potential spamming method.