20,000 Leagues Under the [South China] Sea
December 28, 2006 8:59 AM   Subscribe

UnderseaCablesFilter: I am in Indonesia and I cannot access my Gmail account through normal means post-Taiwan earthquake.

Many other international websites (*cough*) are available, and I can even see a "preview" of my inbox (with content from new messages, even!) by logging into the "personalized homepage" through the Google New Zealand portal (google.com/.co.id/.co.uk, etc. won't load), but I can't read the entirety of the messages: clicking on the preview box/previewed messages leads to this error message:

"The following error was encountered:

* Connection Failed

The system returned:

(65) No route to host

The remote host or network may be down. Please try the request again."

I'm at an internet cafe where I can't install any new software and there's no desktop e-mail program like Outlook on this computer. Ideas?
posted by mdonley to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
posted by moochoo at 9:18 AM on December 28, 2006

do you have the ability to download and run torpark? download and unzip it to a flash drive or the desktop..


if you have access to the proxy settings you could look for a free proxy server to try getting around any problems...

also check out using google as a proxy

and lastly

posted by killyb at 9:22 AM on December 28, 2006

also...if you have access to an rdp app...which may be SUPER useless slow for you...i could make an account on my rdp server and you'd have basically a computer to use
posted by killyb at 9:25 AM on December 28, 2006

Response by poster: I can't download anything. The proxy links above aren't letting me sign into my account or view "secure" (past the sign-in page) information. Maybe I'm just hosed.
posted by mdonley at 9:36 AM on December 28, 2006

i'd be happy to login and check your mail and post somewhere, but i understand that may not be desirable...actually
got a mobile phone....if so you can access gmail from your mobile!!!
posted by killyb at 9:39 AM on December 28, 2006

Response by poster: Haha, thanks killyb - but I went with the "long battery life and no features" mobile back when I was equipping myself for a year in the tropics...nothing on there is crucial, and I hope it'll be up tomorrow. Thanks folks!
posted by mdonley at 9:51 AM on December 28, 2006

I may be able to set up a quick and dirty tunnel if you're still interested, gmail in profile.
posted by Skorgu at 1:32 PM on December 28, 2006

. . . wow I really did just type that. I guess I'll watch this thread then :)
posted by Skorgu at 1:33 PM on December 28, 2006

Actually, you may want to try the "Basic HTML" link at the bottom of the gmail page, that turns off all of the fancy ajax that gmail does, may help.
posted by Skorgu at 1:53 PM on December 28, 2006

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