How to Access Blocked Gmail at Work

By Techwalla Careers & Work Editor

Your workplace has blocked your access to Gmail. Perhaps this is cause for finding a new job, but there may be a way around it so you can get your gmail messages. Try these resources for a start.

Anonymous User Websites

Step 1

Access the Internet from a workstation.

Step 2

Go to hideu.net or sneakyuser.com.

Step 3

Enter the URL you want to access in the space provided on one of these sites.

Step 4

Click away and hopefully you can access the blocked website through the anonymous user site.

Step 5

Resort to a different mode to check your email if these anonymous user sites are also blocked.

Other Suggestions

Step 1

Check your gmail via your home computer using a remote desktop connection.

Step 2

Bring your own laptop and accessories to link to your personal email.

Step 3

Consider using your cell phone or Blackberry to access your gmail if there's no way around having it blocked.

Step 4

Confront the problem directly and try to get your office to change its policy regarding blocked gmail from your workstation.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you use a remote desktop connection at work, it's probably best to run this by your IT department.
  • If your company has a strict policy against accessing personal email at work, you risk losing your job if you access email secretly from your workstation. Consider the risk before you click!