.Mac services being blocked-- by APPLE?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by superpixel91, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. superpixel91 macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2004
    Has this ever happened to you:

    You go to work, or some other place away from home. You try to log in to a .mac service, homepage, mail, bookmarks-- or just log in to the main page.

    And for your troubles you get:
    You were denied access because:
    Access denied by access control list.

    Hey! What's this? Uh, must be some firewall issue, right? Well, maybe, I guess the setting were changed overnight (because 12 hrs. ago it worked). So you call the "IT guy" who controls such things...

    "I looked into it, and apparently Apple is blocking your company from accessing all .mac services." he replies.

    Really? Why? Your inquiries to Apple go unanswered. Messages on discussion boards are ignored (mostly). Everyone assumes it is YOUR fault...

    Can't happen? It happened (and is STILL happening) to me. And my colleagues.

    Has this happened to you? Any help would be appreciated...
  2. plasticparadox macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2003
    You're sensationalizing such a minor issue with this tabloid headline-mimicking topic title.

    You say yourself it worked 12 hours ago. Do you know of any reason why Apple would block your company? And do you think they would do it without some sort of notification?

    It's obviously a block on your end, whether it would be a firewall, or a parental control app gone haywire or some other glitch in the network.

    I wouldn't trust the IT guy. Sounds like someone who doesn't have a clue just passing the blame.
  3. DeadEye686 macrumors member

    Dec 20, 2003
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    No, never had it happen. Never even heard of it.

    I'll caution you against listening to most IT/help desk people when it comes to anything related to Apple though.
  5. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
    if i had to guess id say that it is the same thing that pornographic sites do.. if they detect that you are logging into the account from too many ip adresses or use the wrong password enough times they will shut down your account.. they do this to prevent someone from hacking into the website perhaps apple is doing the same thing

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