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OpenDNS filtering bypass

Posted on 2014-10-21
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We've opted for OpenDNS filtering.  In the filter categories I'm blocking web mail.  I've built in bypass credentials and associated them with our policy.  However, when you attempt to access some web mail from Safari (on a Mac), in particular gmail and yahoo,  the page won't load and instead you get an error, "Safari can't establish a secure connection to the server "mail.google.com""

My goal is for staff to be forced to bypass when using these sites.  InternetExplorer allows a security exception, followed by the bypass screen.
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No one else responded, so I will give it a shot, though I do not use the bypass credentials system in OpenDNS. In order to access Gmail properly, there are other domains you often need to add to the bypass allowed domains to get it to work properly. If you can add more, try all these:

mail.google.com
accounts.google.com
ssl.gstatic.com
accounts.youtube.com
1e100.net
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Thanks for taking the time to post.  After reading your post and trying it I found that I was still being blocked.  Did more reading and found a few other addresses that needed to be added to your list.  After this, all worked well.  Haven't worked with OpenDNS to understand the logic, but I can see now that unless all servers have access, the page won't load.  Wouldn't have figured this out without your help.  Thank you again.
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