#3 . so working from home is business from your POV, i bet you don't have to you office VPN to access your mail from home . Please do not tell me about policies, its nowhere mention FTP connection is chargeable. They can put a torrent cache in their network & promote piracy but block FTP connections ?3. You are doing commercial activity on a home connection. Check what ACT policies are about it.
4. I do not have to make millions to pay for a USD 5 VPN.
Sorry, I had to quote on you on this one but, which ISPs DON'T block outgoing SMTP? Email spam is a real problem, and due to the lack of IPv4 addresses, ISPs are trying to block spammers misusing their IPs. I don't know the extent of such limitation here in India, but it's generally a big problem everywhere else.If its malpractice is malpractice, today FTP, and tomorrow SMTP, how long we as customer suffer ?