“We’re having a problem sending email out of the department.”

“What’s the problem?” I asked.

“We can’t send mail more than 500 miles,” the chairman explained.

I choked on my latte. “Come again?”

“We can’t send mail farther than 500 miles from here,” he repeated. “Alittle bit more, actually. Call it 520 miles. But no farther.”

Some great creative problem solving from a sys admin I’d hire any day. Click through to find out what was happening.

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