Mailserver of my school is down again

So I just wanted to play around a bit with my half-dead SSD. I thought I’ll just throw it into my Fileserver to replace an old 2,5″ Notebook drive. So I replaced the hardware, but the SSD is meanwhile empty, formatted.
How do you fill it up again ?
Yes! You install an operating system.
What is new now ?
Windows server 2012.
Where do I get it ?
Dreamspark.
How do you log in ?
Using your University mail.
WHAT DOES NOT WORK RIGHT NOW ?
MY UNIVERSITY MAIL ADDRESS !
I hate the mail admin of my school. Within the last month the mail servers were down every other day. Also this is not the first time having problems.
So what ? U simply use another mail provier right ?
NO ! because at school all SMTP traffic not to the school server is prohibited !
GRR ! Really angry right now…