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Geek Tip : Accessing Gmail When It Is Blocked At Work Or School

Totally frustrated because your workplace or school has put a permanent ban on Gmail? In my opinion this is completely ridiculous. How will people access the Google tools they really need like their calendars and to-do spreadsheet lists? Nonetheless, there might be a solution. Here are some helpful hints that are worth a try.

  • Use different web address combos like,,,,,, or as your office might block specific URLs.
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  • Configure your mail program to access Gmail through POP
    so that your mail program at work or school can connect to Gmail. For instructions on the Gmail site, click configure email client list.
  • Access Gmail through Google Desktop. By downloading the desktop, it will bypass direct links to Gmail although this method may be banned from the office as well.
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