I am still waiting on word from IT people about accessing the website, but I did hear back about emails. Our email person said he checked the logs and there were no records of any incoming emails from robot@redhotpawn
.com to me or anyone else. He said that if there were any in the future, they would not be blacklisted. So, I think the problem is not here at my University, it is either at the RHP end or somewhere in-between. I noticed another person posted the same problem (about website access) above.
The lack of email is actually not that big of a deal for me, I can switch to a non-school account, but I'm mentioning it again because it might be related to the website access problem, which is more of a problem for me. In case it's helpful, the domain for my email is "seas.rochester.edu" and I'm located at the University of Rochester in upstate New York.
To summarize the access problem again, my browser times out whenever I try to access RHP from work. I use Firefox on my laptop primarily, but I've tried IE and other computers and get the same behavior. It happens from anywhere on the campus network, but never at home through my cable internet provider (RoadRunner through Time Warner). I don't think it's the university blocking it, but I haven't gotten direct confirmation of that yet. I get identical behavior with timeforchess.com, etc.