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  • I've been using Opera to access TuneIn Radio virtually very day for several months, but yesterday (6 November 2017) I started to get the 403 Forbidden error message both at the top level Home Page and when trying to log in directly via my Bookmarked route. Other websites appear to work just fine.

    I have cleared all Opera caches, deleted ~/Library/Preferences/com.operasoftware.Opera.plist, run fsck -fy in Single User Mode and I have no extensions installed in Opera.

    TuneIn works just fine in Chrome and Safari and on my iPads using the TuneIn Radio app.

    I am running Opera v48.0.2685.52 (Opera is up to date) under macOS v10.13.1 (17B48) on a late 2009 quad-core i7 iMac with 1TB HD and 16GB RAM.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I may get back onto this website?

  • Are you using the VPN? We had a previous report of them blocking the VPN.

  • @sgunhouse Thanks for the suggestion. I always use a VPN, but not the one in Opera - I use Freedome which, although a subscription service, seems very stable and works across the iMacs and iPads.

    TuneIn worked through Chrome and safari so it wasn't my VPN per se which was the problem. Nor, it seems, was it a problem with Opera and Freedome as when following your suggestion, I launched Opera specifically to check the Preferences and my "Home" page opened - to TuneIn Radio! Something (and certainly not knowingly anything that I have done) has changed!

    Opera's version number is the same as I posted in the top post.