I've used Excite.com for several years and just this week I can't access the site. ... Anyone have a fix that would work? Thanks.
I have an Excite email address that I use for potential sites that may send me junk email. Excite is notorius for sponsoring spam and using a server robot to propogate spam through its email system. As a result, most corporate servers BLOCK any attempt to access an excite.com website.
Your IP Provider probably has done the same to protect its customers.
I found an easy way to stop excite from dumping spam into my inbox, I temporarily created an "out of Office reply" that read; "Please do not send any further email as Excite has a problem with its email system. I am sorry, but I will no longer be using this email address."
Within 24 hours, ALL spam stopped. I turned off the Out of Office Replay and the spam hasn't returned.
This proved to me that Excite was intentionally sending Spam to my email.
Don't ever put your friends, family, or employment related contacts in an excite account, without question they will become recipients of spam from excite.
But for an anti-spam account to gain access to other questionable sites, it's a useful email address.