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Need to block access to mail.google.com while allowing www.google.com, is it possible?

I need to block access to mail.google.com while allowing access to google search and google maps, it is at all possible?  We use websense for our filtering service.
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97WideGlideCommented:
I would block 72.14.247.18
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dannyboy266Author Commented:
i put that in the IE address bar and it took me to www.google.com...
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war1Commented:
Hello dannyboy266,

If suing Internet Explorer, you can put mail.google.com in IE Options > Seuciryt > Restricted Zone

Hope this helps!
war1
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dannyboy266Author Commented:
is there a way to add that restricted zone to about 50 pc's at once?
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97WideGlideCommented:
Woops, correct that.  
I don't know how it can be done.
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AllianceInfoSystemsCommented:
Have you simply tried doing exactly that?

That is one possibility.
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AllianceInfoSystemsCommented:
Just as a trial and error kind of thing.
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AzyreCommented:
If you have a DNS server, add a forward lookup zone for google.com.  Use googles IP as the host record (A record, www = 72.14.247.18) and then put another a record in the lookup zone for mail (A record, mail = bogus IP) and have it resolve to an incorrect IP address (such as your companies website)  this way when the computers do a look-up through DNS for the server reports back an IP address that takes them elsewhere.
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AzyreCommented:
You can also due this through the resricted zones via GPO if you wish.
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dannyboy266Author Commented:
I think I found a easier way to do it via Websense, our filter.  created 2 policies, on one, I recategorized mail.google.com as a blocked URL for any category I chose, and by doing so, it left open google.com, and maps.google.com, and restricts mail.google.com, looks like it's gonna work!
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AzyreCommented:
You really should provide us with more information in the question, if any one of us knew you had websence we could have told you about that.
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AzyreCommented:
nevermind, I should learn to read.  :/
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