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 Post subject: Why Is my HostsMan file blocking links from CNET?
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 11:27 pm 
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Hello Steven,

I recently joined CNET's forum. Now, when I receive Newsletters or notification of an answer by way of e-mail the links are blocked.

When the new window opens, I get the can't display page. The strange thing is that I don't have this problem with other web links- just CNET.

I tried to add http://www.cnet.com to the exclusion list, it did not work. What to do?

Anne


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 Post subject: Re: Why Is my HostsMan file blocking links from CNET?
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 1:09 pm 
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Can you post one of the links from the email that is being blocked please?

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 7:33 pm 
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http://ct.cnet-ssa.cnet.com/clicks?t=17 ... ET-SSA&s=5



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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 11:19 pm 
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Cheers :)

The hostname you'll need to add if you want to whitelist it, is;

ct.cnet-ssa.cnet.com

This is currently listed in hpHosts with the ATS (Ad/Tracking Server) classification.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 3:05 am 
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I opened my HostsMan and put the link in the exclusion list but the CNET links from my e-mails to CNET are still being blocked.



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 1:44 pm 
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Sorry for the delay.

Shouldn't normally have to, but you may need to restart your machine for the exception to take effect.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 8:09 pm 
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Hello Steven, I restarted and the link issue still exists.



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Can you forward me the email please? (hphosts@it-mate.co.uk)

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:12 pm 
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I sent it to you.



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:32 pm 
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In HostsMan, click Edit -> Exclusion List, then add the following;

*.cnet-ssa.cnet.com

You'll need to close and re-open your browser.

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