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#1 cls4n6

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:53 AM

My school district IT person has blocked all outside email accounts. I use Earthlink as a main account for some of my schoolwork- but now cannot access that or my college email account (where I also teach) due to 'virus concerns'. We use a Novell system at work.
Is there any way around his blocking it all? I get the 403 Access denied message when I try to log onto Earthlink and SLU web mails. Since I have had only 1 virus incoming to my home computer I feel confident that Earthlink and SLU (which also uses Novell) have quite adequate virus protection. I am told my school has had over 900 virus attacks last month- so I feel my IT person is not able to deal with this problem.

Also -aren't the Net and thumbdrives and mail diverted to school from one of those accounts more of a concern for viruses? Is this just his way of monitoring all our emails? OR am I just letting my intense dislike for this pompous prick overshaowing the reality of his concerns>

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 10:20 AM

Schools, and most business, have established a computer use policy, and implement it by whatever means.
Any attempt to circumvent such policy exposes these computer systems to a host of viruses, trojans, spyware, dialers, etc.
It is most likely a violation of your schools terms of use for their system, also.

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