How to access Gmail when it is blocked at work or school//engtech has a few other ideas, too, but none of them will work in certain, er, locked down situations.
Instead of using http://mail.google.com use https://mail.google.com
You can also try
- http://www.gmail.com or https://www.gmail.com
- http://gmail.com or https://gmail.com
- http://m.gmail.com or https://m.gmail.com
- http://googlemail.com or https://googlemail.com
- http://mail.google.com/mail/x/ or https://mail.google.com/mail/x/
Of course, now these will not either as the security-conscious folks at TISCOM and OSC are, now that they've read this post, locking down all the alternate URLs.
Of course, since no one actually reads this blog, the (t) hounds will not be alerted to what no Coastie needs.