Yea, my work tracks web use and blocks personal email accounts. But after I got promoted, they don't care anymore
. Oh, and if you download google desktop the software will display your gmail/yahoo mails without opening the browser...it's a nice way to get around the IT rules.
They have ours set up so you cant download programs or anything like that. If you get caught installing anything not approved then you get in big big trouble. Its all based on some contract with EDS so basically they control all the programs and pork the government in fees. Its all a scam, if you ever get bored and want to read about government waste search NMCI and read about it. Its the worlds second largest network (behind the internet). They never meet their goals but still get more money, its great for them.