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Old 23 May 2014, 10:34 PM   #1
philtec
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Unhappy Maildrop.cc Out for 3 days

Maildrop.cc Out for 3 days
This is a temp email site that I have used for quite some time.
"504 Gateway Time-out" is what comes up after waiting for page to load.
A 504 Gateway Timeout error, also called an HTTP 504 error, means that one
server didn't receive a response from another quickly enough so it timed out.
Anyone have any luck with this site.
The site checking website says that it is OK and online?
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Old 25 May 2014, 12:34 PM   #2
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Thumbs down

I use Maildrop.cc on a regular basis. Especially when I am testing out websites, forums, chat, and newsletters. I don't like all the spam and other mailings when you sign up for these types of services.

Mailinator works good as well.
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Old 25 May 2014, 01:35 PM   #3
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The DNS records look OK for that domain, and they seems to be accepting email sent to one of their SMTP addresses after greylisting (both spam prevention techniques). But the website is down.

Bill
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Old 20 Aug 2014, 10:38 PM   #4
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Maildrop.cc Site still NO GOOD

The site came back online a few weeks after I posted this.
However it is totally nonfunctional.
Email to the contact address bounces.
Email to myself bounces.
Am I the only one, other than the few replies here, that used this service?
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Old 20 Aug 2014, 11:43 PM   #5
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The site came back online a few weeks after I posted this.
However it is totally nonfunctional.
Email to the contact address bounces.
Email to myself bounces.
Am I the only one, other than the few replies here, that used this service?
Drop it! And choose a reliable provider. There are plenty discussed here.
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Old 21 Aug 2014, 12:25 AM   #6
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Dropped long ago

I dropped it back in May.
Just went back to see if it came back or not.
Obviously not.
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 02:43 AM   #7
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Red face Maildrop.cc

Why would you sign up to a service with a .cc extension? I personally would be deterred by that fact alone. If a company chooses the .cc extension to do business, then they have decided against using a .com which is the most popular domain name in use today.

I hope they are back up for you.
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 02:55 AM   #8
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Why would you sign up to a service with a .cc extension?
Why would anyone sign up to a service with a .fm extension?
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 03:10 AM   #9
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Talking .fm extension

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Why would anyone sign up to a service with a .fm extension?
Honestly, I can't understand why a business would want to use the .fm extension either. It takes a lot more marketing effort to get folks to recall the .fm extension rather than a .com extension. It's simply extra effort in terms of expenditures when a .fm extension is chosen versus a .com.

Most people that have successful businesses using extensions such as .fm likely hoped that they had secured a .com extension instead or at least in combination to their .fm or other tld.

Thanks,
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 03:21 AM   #10
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Honestly, I can't understand why a business would want to use the .fm extension either. It takes a lot more marketing effort to get folks to recall the .fm extension rather than a .com extension. It's simply extra effort in terms of expenditures when a .fm extension is chosen versus a .com.

Most people that have successful businesses using extensions such as .fm likely hoped that they had secured a .com extension instead or at least in combination to their .fm or other tld.
Fastmail also own their .com domain.

Perhaps you should offer them advice on how to better utilize it?
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 03:41 AM   #11
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Fastmail owning fastmail.com is news to me!

http://whois.domaintools.com/fastmail.com

shows that Rob N. is indeed the owner of that domain, and that it was updated a week ago (it does not indicate what the change was, though).

I can't create an alias in the fastmail.com domain, so I'm not sure if this is a yet-to-be-announced acquisition?
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 03:58 AM   #12
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Why would you sign up to a service with a .cc extension? I personally would be deterred by that fact alone. If a company chooses the .cc extension to do business, then they have decided against using a .com which is the most popular domain name in use today.

I hope they are back up for you.
There is no sign up to use maildrop when it worked.
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 05:27 AM   #13
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Who in their right mind...

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There is no sign up to use maildrop when it worked.
Who in their right mind would use maildrop if messages can be viewed by other users and their is little security with regards to their messages. Also, messages are deleted automatically to make space for other messages based on the site. That's just ridiculous.
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 06:23 AM   #14
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Who in their right mind would use maildrop if messages can be viewed by other users and their is little security with regards to their messages. Also, messages are deleted automatically to make space for other messages based on the site. That's just ridiculous.
The ONLY use for this site was to confirm an email address for a free sample and never ever get spamed about it.
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Old 22 Aug 2014, 08:16 AM   #15
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Why would you sign up to a service with a .cc extension? I personally would be deterred by that fact alone. If a company chooses the .cc extension to do business, then they have decided against using a .com which is the most popular domain name in use today.

I hope they are back up for you.
Non-availability of the maildrop top level domain that they really wanted?
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