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Websense! Is it just me or are there others experiencing blocked e-mail?
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Posted on 10/01/2011 6:41:21 PM PDT by adorno

Is is just me that's experiencing the problem, or are others being blocked by Websense?

I can't use Yahoo e-mail, or Hotmail.

A message appears saying that,

"Content blocked by your organization"

"This Websense category is filtered: General Email"

I haven't changed anything on my computers or my email settings. However, this problem occurs on my XP box and not on my Windows 7 machine.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: email; msn; websense; yahoo
Anybody else experiencing the same problem?
1 posted on 10/01/2011 6:41:26 PM PDT by adorno
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To: adorno

Sounds like Webcense.


2 posted on 10/01/2011 6:43:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: adorno

What’s Websense? We dropped Yahoo last year.


3 posted on 10/01/2011 7:02:58 PM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Cobra64
What’s Websense? We dropped Yahoo last year.

Beats me!

This is the first time I've ever heard of websense.

However, the problem appears with Yahoo e-mail and Hotmail.

From what I could quickly gather from a Google lookup, it's an organization that takes it upon themselves to block sites they deem to be harmful.
4 posted on 10/01/2011 7:09:10 PM PDT by adorno (<)
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To: adorno

Is this a work computer or connection? Companies use Websense to filter content that their employees can access and the administrator can change the settings to limit certain sites.

I find it kind of surprising that you can get to FR but not various mail websites.


5 posted on 10/01/2011 7:15:12 PM PDT by gunnut
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To: adorno

My hotmail has blocked for three days now and I’ve tried everything they tell me to do to get a code or reset my password. what’s going on?


6 posted on 10/01/2011 7:19:16 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: adorno

I had e-mails filtered by Yahoo/ATT beginning several years ago.

Received a message back not to resend my e-mail that it “was being held for testing”.

I responded to that message with “Tested for what and by whom?”. No response. For a long time I could not send e-mails to anyone using a Yahoo e-mail account if I had an attachment on it. (that included my daughter).

They are very arbitrary about what they filter. My mistake was to send a copy of a screen capture of a Technorati search that displeased a POL. Nothing illegal, nothing profane, nothing porno, nothing but the search results.

It sucks.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 7:20:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RowdyFFC

Is your problem related to Websense too?


8 posted on 10/01/2011 7:22:44 PM PDT by adorno (<)
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To: adorno

Websense is a filter that categorizes websites so that sys admins can block web access on their networks.

Sys admins usually block email access to prevent staff from downloading attachments with viruses.

You mentioned it affecting one machine, but not another. Are these on the same network?

Websense is usually applied via a proxy, a device your connection to the internet is routed through to help prevent access to your local network, scan for viruses, and in your case limit web connectivity so that staff are working instead of surfing.


9 posted on 10/01/2011 7:29:40 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: gunnut
Is this a work computer or connection? Companies use Websense to filter content that their employees can access and the administrator can change the settings to limit certain sites.

I find it kind of surprising that you can get to FR but not various mail websites.

My company uses Websense. I can access FR from there, but there are a lot of sites that are blocked. A lot of blogs are unreachable from work. They also block all webmail at our company (Hotmail, Gmail, etc.).

10 posted on 10/01/2011 7:31:27 PM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Gunslingr3

Both machines are for personal use.

Nothing at all to do with business.


11 posted on 10/01/2011 7:31:44 PM PDT by adorno (<)
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To: adorno

Who is your ISP? Dial-up? Major commercial like a cable company?


12 posted on 10/01/2011 7:40:24 PM PDT by Gunslingr3
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To: adorno; Cobra64

“Websense is a San Diego-based company specializing in Web security gateway software. It enables clients (businesses and governments) to block access to ...”

That’s from Wikipedia. Curious.


13 posted on 10/01/2011 7:41:31 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: abigailsmybaby
I personally know the guy who was CEO of Websense for a number of years... great guy. When he was a kid his dad sent him to Texas to work on an oil rig to try and knock some sense and discipline into him... it worked.

Now he's retired... spends all his time traveling (in style).

14 posted on 10/01/2011 7:46:25 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: adorno

I Googled Websense. They’ve had some problems with their filtering software from the gitgo. :)

“How to Bypass Websense”......

http://www.tech-faq.com/how-to-bypass-websense.html


15 posted on 10/01/2011 7:54:37 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: Cementjungle

Working on an oil rig is some tough stuff. When hubby and I first moved to California he got a job driving a vacuum truck servicing drilling rigs in Kern County. I’ve seen rigs and guys that work on ‘em up close and personal.


16 posted on 10/01/2011 8:02:06 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: abigailsmybaby

I would imagine that’s pretty dirty, hot and hard work... for sure.


17 posted on 10/01/2011 8:15:33 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

It is. You get that sticky, yucky stuff from head to toe when it’s 115 in the shade.....I don’t know how they do it.


18 posted on 10/01/2011 8:18:34 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: adorno

Folks, I figured it out.

It seems, that for the first time in years, my PCs, two of them, decided to pick up a new wi-fi connection from somebody that must’ve just moved into the neighborhood, and it seems that their connection is for work purposes and has a bunch of sites being blocked. That ISP is not the same as mine, and I decided to push that connection all the way to the bottom of the preferred connections sequence, and now, my PCs are working as they should. The people using that “work” connection don’t have their connections secured and my PCs, for some reason, “decided” to connect to that unsecured wi-fi automatically.


19 posted on 10/01/2011 8:39:55 PM PDT by adorno (<)
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To: adorno

This will happen when you visit too many porn sites.

Send me your Social Security and bank account #s and I’ll fix the problem for you.

Here to help.


20 posted on 10/01/2011 9:12:40 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: adorno

No not having a problem with any of the sites mentioned?


21 posted on 10/01/2011 9:33:42 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: adorno

I don’t know. After I tried a few times to do the reset password, or get a code BS, I got frustrated and stopped trying. Will pro’bly work on it some today. If I figure it out, I’ll let you know.


22 posted on 10/02/2011 5:22:24 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: TruthHound

My bank accounts are empty.

Will you fix that problem for me?


23 posted on 10/02/2011 7:04:36 AM PDT by adorno (<)
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