Proxy server that would work with Google Docs

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Our company is blocking us from accessing Google Docs at the office.

Is there a way to bypass our company's security setting and access Google Docs? Or is there any proxy powerful enough to allow access of Google Docs from our company?

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Best Answer by Sharath Reddy
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Proxy server that would work with Google Docs

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Hi Jovilyn,

 

You just need to set the security level on your Internet zone to low. And add it to your Trusted Sites zone. Just simply click on Tools on your browser and then Internet Options. Click the Security tab and then under the Trusted Sites, hit the Sites… and then untick the "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone. Image is shown below:

Input the domain name of the site that you wish to add in the Add this Web site to the zone and then click the Add button beside it. Hit the OK button and then click OK again. You can be able to view the Safe Sites icon or the green mark on your browser's status bar.

To bypass a proxy to a selected website, click the Tools> Internet Options> Connections. Click the dial-up connection that you wish to use and then hit the Settings. Click the Advanced option on the Proxy Server. On the Exceptions window, input the domain that you want to bypass such as docs.google.com.

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Answered By 565880 points N/A #115550

Proxy server that would work with Google Docs

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I’m not sure if using a proxy will help you bypass the settings on your company that prevents you from accessing Google Docs. A proxy is only useful if the site is totally blocked from the country where you are from. You may still try the suggested method above. It is only useful if the blocking configuration of your company is only set on individual computers and not centralized.

If the blocking configuration is centralized, meaning it is your server that blocks the website and not the computer you are using, if this is the case I don’t think there is still a solution. You may also try another alternative using the Windows hosts file. To try this, open Windows Explorer then navigate to “C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc”.

Double-click “hosts” and then select Notepad to open it. After opening the file, browse to the end of the file and then check if Google Docs is listed or any entry that is somewhat similar to “https://docs.google.com/”. Check also if Google Drive is included in the entries. If they are, simply delete them both to enable you to access Google Docs again. See image.

Save the file and then try accessing the site.

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