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  1. Posts : 15
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    blocking all sites except whitelisted

    for my children, i used a file that someone uploaded on the site, that i understood blocked all internet sites, all browsers, and the specific user, was still able to use dropbox, onedrive apps, as well as outlook. i can upload this small registry file if needed
    i understood it had something to do with the proxy (i am not knowledgeable in this area)
    recently after an outlook 2019 update, outlook would get hung up, seemingly searching for a connection to a webpage or the sort

    in short what i am searching for, is a way to block all websites, except being able to use microsoft outlook 2019, the rest are cherries on top, not really needed
    if able as well, to be able to login to a gmail account on a website as well

    any information would be greatly appreciated
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  2. Posts : 5,126
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  3. Posts : 1,621
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    Maybe have a chat with the kids? Almost always, anything that can be blocked can eventually be unblocked.
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  4. Posts : 15
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    Thread Starter

    freebooter - checking out your link, hope to let you know what happenned

    rolanddjs - this might sound weird, however the children asked me to do so, as the understand there are alot of inappropiate sites, and they dont want to bump into any of them, including advertisements.

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    looks good, test running now, for a few days

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  5. Posts : 5,126
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    You are very welcome!
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    tapuz, give the kids a wholehearted handshake from me! Congratulate them for me :)
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  7. Posts : 15
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    okay here is an update - got caught up with corona etc....
    ran for a while, it must have saved some settings untill i changed the user account back from having adminitrator rights

    the first option, does the blocking great, however i tried finding the exception address, for the gmail account, or outlook gateway, to allow it, and was not successful, even with my guesses

    second option, it blocks addresses that are specifies, not all. and we are looking for all blocked, except for outlook 2019

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  8. Posts : 5,377
    Windows 11 Home

    You might wan to check DNS blocking. White listing is possible with a paid account.
    Cleanbrowsing has the best family filter, it also forces safe search on google/youtube.

    How to setup CleanBrowsing

    Home Internet Security | OpenDNS
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  9. Posts : 15
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    Thread Starter

    i will have a "talk with the kids"
    its looks like we will go the clean browsing way, and see if we can block more afterwards

    really appreciate your help
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  10. Posts : 11,246
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux

    Hi there

    Easy -- "Seemples"

    On your Router -- most these days have the ability to create several "Guest" wifi accounts

    Simply create a Guest wifi account that your children log into and set the DNS on it to (I.e Local Host)
    Then no website at all gets accessed. It's also Browser independent too !!!

    blocking all sites except whitelisted-screenshot_20200428_085252.png

    The advantage of this method is that if "the little horrors" !!! have discovered Mobile phones and tablets -- then unless they use the 5G/4G/3G direct phone system the wifi will also block internet as well -- don't of course give them the password of the main wifi network. With most decent routers you can also disable showing the Broadcast SSID of your main Wifi network so they won't even see it.

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