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Mailinator being blocked?

NorthPole
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Mailinator being blocked?

Not quite sure if this is the right place to post this; but can anyone else get through to Mailinator (http://www.mailinator.com/index.jsp), the disposable email address service? The site times out when trying to reach it from either my desktop PC or tablet via my Plusnet connection, and a traceroute gives 'no response' messages even when using the IP address (so it's not a DNS issue). Websitedown (http://www.websitedown.info/) shows the site as up, so I can't think where else the problem could lie.
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

it's working fine here.

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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

... and here.
Tracert gives
C:>tracert www.mailinator.com
Tracing route to www.mailinator.com [23.239.11.30]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  192.168.1.254
  2    51 ms    26 ms    28 ms  lo0-central10.ptn-ag03.plus.net [195.166.128.192]
  3    26 ms    26 ms    25 ms  link-a-central10.ptn-gw01.plus.net [212.159.2.136]
  4    26 ms    26 ms    26 ms  xe-5-3-0.ptw-cr01.plus.net [212.159.0.108]
  5  107 ms  116 ms  106 ms  linx.peer.nac.net [195.66.224.94]
  6  119 ms  107 ms  117 ms  0.e3-2.tbr2.tl9.nac.net [209.123.11.145]
  7  112 ms  108 ms  115 ms  0.e1-4.tbr2.mmu.nac.net [209.123.10.77]
  8  107 ms  109 ms  107 ms  207.99.53.46
  9  108 ms  108 ms  107 ms  li688-30.members.linode.com [23.239.11.30]
Trace complete.
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NorthPole
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

Thanks guys, but I'm convinced it's somehow a Plusnet issue; I've just been able to reach the Mailinator site via a proxy server, so something's blocking it along the normal route.
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

http://www.mailinator.com/index.jsp also works for me via tunneled IPv6 -
$ mtr -r -c 10 www.mailinator.com
HOST:My-Laptop                    Loss%  Snt  Last  Avg  Best  Wrst StDev
  1. My-Home-Gateway              0.0%    10    4.9  4.5  3.7  6.6  1.0
  2. purleigh-tunnel.tserv5.lon    0.0%    10  41.9  42.1  39.9  45.3  1.5
  3. v316.core1.lon1.he.net        0.0%    10  76.0  53.8  35.7  76.0  15.6
  4. 10ge5-2.core1.lon2.he.net    0.0%    10  45.1  42.9  36.1  51.4  6.2
  5. 2001:7f8:4::1f41:1            0.0%    10  116.9 118.6 113.0 123.7  3.7
  6. 2001:518:5001:f::1            0.0%    10  116.9 119.1 112.0 123.3  4.1
  7. e1.4.tbr1.mmu.nac.net        0.0%    10  120.5 112.8 107.7 120.5  3.5
  8. 2001:518:2800:3::2            0.0%    10  112.0 112.5 110.0 115.9  1.9
  9. 2600:3c03::f03c:91ff:fe50:ca 10.0%    10  113.1 112.1 109.4 115.5  2.0
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

You say it doesn't work using the IPv4 address - http://23.239.11.30  ? - which does work for me.   Huh

NorthPole
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

purleigh, yes that's the case. I'm on Plusnet gateway ptn-bng01, and wonder if for some reason Mailinator or their host has blocked it (possibly for spam mail?)
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

What does a tracert to the site look like for you? Are you just getting the standard 'page not found' error?
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

Personally for a disposable email site I always use YOPmail.
http://www.yopmail.com/en/
I find it seems to be more accepted as a legit email address when others are not.
NorthPole
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

Chris, traceroute screenshots attached - all show 'no response'. The browser (Firefox) shows 'The connection was reset'.
billnotben, thanks for the tip about YOPmail - that does seem to work!
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

The tracert failed because you didn't remove the http://
NorthPole
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

Oldjim, thanks, but makes no difference.
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

Those traceroutes aren't even getting from your PC to your router, it's very unlikely this issue is due to a problem on our side.
Can you try a traceroute to bbc.co.uk and see whether that works?
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NorthPole
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

Chris, this is getting odder and odder! Although I'm absolutely certain traceroute was working the other day with other sites, I now find that both ping and traceroute won't work at all, whether via a GUI program or from the command prompt. However, if I disable my firewall (part of BullGuard Internet Security), I can successfully ping and traceroute (for example) www.bbc.co.uk, but not www.mailinator.com which still times out. I'm going to chase up the ping/traceroute issue with BullGuard support, but it seems there's still a problem getting to the Mailinator site even with the firewall off.
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Re: Mailinator being blocked?

Quote from: NorthPole
Thanks guys, but I'm convinced it's somehow a Plusnet issue; I've just been able to reach the Mailinator site via a proxy server, so something's blocking it along the normal route.

loads for me, not using a proxy.