How can we improve ProtonMail?

Too have an option to block email addresses from being able to send you mail

It would be great to be able to block certain email addresses from being able to send you emails. Not just a filter to go to “spam” but being able to actually block the sender totally

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      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Would love this plus a "bounce" feature. Blocking spammers doesn't get your address off their list but sending a hard bounce does.

      • Curtis Lassam commented  · 

        I would love love _love_ a quick button to blacklist or whitelist email addresses

      • Joseph commented  · 

        I got a response from Proton support basically saying that they already have the ability to implement this but are afraid users will accidentally block addresses. OK, so allow it to be undone just as easily (again this is a common feature with all my previous email accounts). You Cern guys should know that nothing is idiot proof. As Dumas observed, "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genious has limits".

      • Joseph commented  · 

        In regards to your sieve filter as the spam solution...This is ridiculously complicated and completely unnecessary. Every other email provider I have ever used is able to permanently block any sender with a simple right click. Unwanted emails don't go to the spam folder, they just are automatically deleted from the server without ever having to see them. Accidentally blocked addresses can simply be removed from the blacklist and will be seen normally again. This is the 100% must-have feature that needs to be implemented by the time my account comes due for renewal, or I refuse to pay until it is added. Another huge annoyance is having to log back into protonmail each and every time I try to go to help or the discussions. This comment was originally meant to be posted under the link below, but I can't stay logged in to post it. Overall I am extremely pleased with the service and security offered and more than happy to pay for it rather than trading my personal information. It really doesn't seem like too much to ask for things to be as simple and straightforward as possible.

      • pnobulls commented  · 

        Tutanota another e-mail provider has this option already, they set it up to where people can input the e-mail and decide where that e-mail address always goes, and people don't have to deal with them.

      • Alex Amiryan commented  · 

        This feature is a very must! I don't want to receive tons of email in my Spam folder every day, which I need to manually delete. Just add option to block sender email or whole domain. If blocked sender should receive a hard bounce and that mail should never come to my mailbox, even in Spam folder.

        Thanks

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Create an "Auto Purge" feature so that email addresses (example@example.com) or domain names (example.com) are immediately purged - all emails from those email addresses or domains are never seen (bypass Trash).

      • Chris P Augustine commented  · 

        If you filter out all email as spam that is not from .com, .net, .gov, .us, .ch, .org (and a few others) you'll lose 75% to 85% of the spam and you'll maybe lose a few good emails, but you'll have to dig them out. Then you can adjust the filter to allow for these.

      • Chris P Augustine commented  · 

        With a Sieve you can issue a reject if you put reject in the modules list. It's undocumented (well ProtonMail says it's not possible). You can also make it look as if it was genuinely rejected via SNMP if you know the address and half way put something together in the reply text.

        Like I told the Thunderbird zombies, I can break anything.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        mailwasher had a feature that would send a "bounce" message to unwanted senders. "bounce" is a msg back to the sender that the target email address does not exist. i.e. if/when you delete your account from an old email (leave a company, chnage providers). Spammers listen for these bounces and remove targets from thier database.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Would also like to be able to block the sender's whole domain like you can in Outlook.

      • steved commented  · 

        Agreed, it would be great if known e mail addresses could be blocked whilst having an auto-reply set saying the 'address does not exist' or similar.
        If it were a paid service I would gladly pay,
        Thanks

      • sdfsdf commented  · 

        In gmail I created a filter which sends an autoreply bounce to unwanted domains, what it does is trash it and then send the autoreply, which the autoreply I copied and pasted a real BOUNCE email and that way it tricks some servers and most users to think it really bounced! It works.

      • sdfsdf commented  · 

        Or at the very least, to BLACKHOLE the email so you never see it, but ideally, BLACKHOLE while sending a bounce request.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I don't see a reason to not using filters instead. Just because seeing an potentially unwanted E-Mail causes you emotional harm, doesn't mean that the platfrom should be reworked. Just don't peek into your SPAM folder :)

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Agreed with that comment:

        "WE HAVE THIS!
        You can CURRENTLY just add a filter to send email to trash for address!

        Dont waste the devs time when there are real issues to solve!

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