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    For security reasons I disabled "Downloads" in Internet Options for the "Internet Zone" but allow them for "Trusted sites". So when I want to download sth I add that site to "Trusted sites".
    Problem is, some sites fetch the files to download from another server without telling you. And as this server is not in trusted sites the download is still denied by IE. An example is getting the Amazon.de MP3 downloader application.

    I know that I can add a range of servers to "Trusted sites" by using sth like "http://*.sitename.com". But if the download is to come from "http://dl.anothersite.com"?

    Depending on the way the download is set up you might be able to read the name of the server to be connected from the status bar or a popping up message box. But often you are left without a clue (even checking the "generated source code" of the site might not help). I even tried the "Current Ports" tool by Nirsoft to see where IE is connecting to: it does show an additional IP adress after hitting the site's download button, but adding this IP adress to trusted sites did not help.

    So my solution is to temporarily enable downloads for all "Internet Zone". Not nice. And somewhat clumsy.
    Does anybody know a better way to deal with that situation?
    And if it were just a button on the toolbar to temporarily allow downloads from "Internet zone"...

    B.T.W.: The same problem sometimes arises with ActiveX elements or scripts (e.g. realtime push stock quotes) that are embedded in a page and won't load because of security restrictions, even when you put the site itself to "trusted".

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinT View Post
    For security reasons I disabled "Downloads" in Internet Options for the "Internet Zone" but allow them for "Trusted sites". So when I want to download sth I add that site to "Trusted sites".
    Problem is, some sites fetch the files to download from another server without telling you. And as this server is not in trusted sites the download is still denied by IE. An example is getting the Amazon.de MP3 downloader application.

    I know that I can add a range of servers to "Trusted sites" by using sth like "http://*.sitename.com". But if the download is to come from "http://dl.anothersite.com"?

    Depending on the way the download is set up you might be able to read the name of the server to be connected from the status bar or a popping up message box. But often you are left without a clue (even checking the "generated source code" of the site might not help). I even tried the "Current Ports" tool by Nirsoft to see where IE is connecting to: it does show an additional IP adress after hitting the site's download button, but adding this IP adress to trusted sites did not help.

    So my solution is to temporarily enable downloads for all "Internet Zone". Not nice. And somewhat clumsy.
    Does anybody know a better way to deal with that situation?
    And if it were just a button on the toolbar to temporarily allow downloads from "Internet zone"...

    B.T.W.: The same problem sometimes arises with ActiveX elements or scripts (e.g. realtime push stock quotes) that are embedded in a page and won't load because of security restrictions, even when you put the site itself to "trusted".
    i'm not quite sure if 3rd party firewalls can do what you want, but if ever you want to try there are several free firewalls in net.

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