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DEACTIVATE WEBSURFING W/ E-MAIL FUNCTION

By thirdyx3 ·
I am planning to deploy Outlook Express as e-mail utility in a desktop running Windows 98SE in our warehouse to receive email from the head office. In order to discourage employees from doing unecessary websurfing, I wish to know how to disable surfing capability either from Windows Explorer or IE in Windows 98SE altogether without necessarily disabling e-mail functionality. Can this be possibly done? I don't intend to use any third-party software to enable blocking.

Your inputs will be highly appreciated.

Thank you very much.

FRANCIS

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by cmiller5400 In reply to DEACTIVATE WEBSURFING W/ ...

I have not worked on Win98 for years... With that said, if you upgrade to IE 6 and enable the content advisor under the content tab and specifically list which sites to allow access to, you can basically lock down IE. Just remember to set a password so that only authorized users can change the allowed sites.

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by XT John In reply to DEACTIVATE WEBSURFING W/ ...

Check this site out:

http://software.newsforge.com/software/04/07/01/123233.shtml?tid=78&tid=82&tid=90

Shows how to remove ie altogether. If you could upgrade to 2000, change the FAT32 to an NTFS filesystem, permissions to deny execution of the iexplore.exe can then be set.

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by XT John In reply to

The section about removing IE is halfway down the article.

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by vlape In reply to DEACTIVATE WEBSURFING W/ ...

Are you running IIS? or another firewall? ( i hope u have a firewall. give computer a static IP and create a deny rule inside to outside deny port 80, or deny all from inside ip X with a rule of allow 25,110 before deny.

Hope that helps

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