How to Access Blocked Gmail at Work

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Your workplace has blocked your access to Gmail. Perhaps this is cause for finding a new job, but there may be a way around it so you can get your gmail messages. Try these resources for a start.

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    Anonymous User Websites

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    Access the Internet from a workstation.

  2. 2

    Go to or

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    Enter the URL you want to access in the space provided on one of these sites.

  4. 4

    Click away and hopefully you can access the blocked website through the anonymous user site.

  5. 5

    Resort to a different mode to check your email if these anonymous user sites are also blocked.

    Other Suggestions

  1. 1

    Check your gmail via your home computer using a remote desktop connection.

  2. 2

    Bring your own laptop and accessories to link to your personal email.

  3. 3

    Consider using your cell phone or Blackberry to access your gmail if there's no way around having it blocked.

  4. 4

    Confront the problem directly and try to get your office to change its policy regarding blocked gmail from your workstation.

Tips and warnings

  • If you use a remote desktop connection at work, it's probably best to run this by your IT department.
  • If your company has a strict policy against accessing personal email at work, you risk losing your job if you access email secretly from your workstation. Consider the risk before you click!

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