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Internet email ability, but restrict int

By other ·
setup: NT server, 17ws running 95/98.
problem: users need to access internet email, but boss wants to stop them from surfing internet. Other than using policy editor to modify the desktop and remove the IE icon, how can you allow access to internet email and not the internet? and, if I used policy editor, if an email has a hyperlink, they will be able to access the internet thru that and open a IE window. And if I use policy editor, do I only issue that on a workstation basis or do I have to install policy editor on the server and set up user policy from there?

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by moflic In reply to Internet email ability, b ...

Using a proxy? Stop the HTTP proxy service/program.
Using NAT? stop the service, or add filtering to HTTP traffic.
All stations have public IP? put them behind firewall/proxy.
More info on the connection method might help someone give you a correct answer.

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by JOHN_WESTWORTH In reply to Internet email ability, b ...

Get your ISP to put a filter on the router to block HTTP traffic from all or some of your IP addresses.

Or invest in a Firewall or Proxy Server.

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by holzheur In reply to Internet email ability, b ...

Even with the IE icon removed you can gain access to the internet thru Excel, I would be looking into a firewall option like Elron internet manager which would report on internet usage and also be able to block access to all or some sights based on config.

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by rcoll In reply to Internet email ability, b ...

We use these products in our educational environment:

www.esafe.com (enterprise or gateway products). control any or all sites or ports as well as some desktop control

www.sonicsys.com inexpensive firewall to control and protect inbound and outbound access.

www.surfcontrol.com ; similar to elron in that it monitors and or blocks internet access.

or use the Policy Editor to allow only listed applications to run and then find the .exe, .com, etc. files that you need to run and put them in the list. All other command files, like iexplore.exe will not run on this, but be careful using the policy editor. Read up on it first

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