[Unblocking] Youtube APP and GMAIL are blocked. I want to unblock them
Aim: I want to block all search engines and all videosharing sites except youtube, the youtube app, GMAIL, Google Maps, Google Accounts and Google translate.
Issue: I can block all search engines including the google searches. I can block all videosharing sites. I can access:
Gmail website under mail.google.com
youtube under youtube.com
google translate under translate.google.com
google maps under maps.google.com
- I cannot use the google map on the page. It's just a white screen with the map UI
- I cannot access the youtube APP on Android, says "unable to connect, check network"
- I cannot send an email out of google mail but can receive emails
- I cannot sign into google account on android devices
Open DNS Settings
You still have some domains blocked by your settings which are needed by the services you want to use.
Find the blocked domains here: https://dashboard.opendns.com/stats/all/blockeddomains
And no, nobody here can provide you with a list of domains to whitelist, because these are sometimes changed by Google. You would have to find them out from time to time.
A tool you can use for this: https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html
And you can try this: block the subdomain www.google.com (and maybe www.google.co.uk) only to block Google as a search engine. Many other Google services should still work then.
Regarding YouTube and the YouTube app, try with whitelisting
Especially to save whitelist entries: whiltelist only domains which are actually blocked by your settings. Whitelist them to the broadest level possible to save even more entries. In your screen shot: ytimg.com covers this and all subdomains like s.ytimg.com.
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