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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes I would like this feature too as receiving threatening emails from hackers through spam account. I would rather block them than simply delete ?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having been subjected to a very tech-savvy online stalker for over ten years, who takes on many pseudonyms, I would definitely like the option to block individuals in future, just in case he finds me yet again.

  • Maud Benoit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use and pay for 33mail.com because it has this feature. If Protonmail did this I would switch all my paid business to Protonmail.

  • General Hoth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please include the ability to block unwanted email addresses. It would be nice to send a bounce email back to them

  • Cicero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The ability to manually block an email would be great. I disagree in automatically blocking all emails from Gmail, Yahoo, etc. This would just limit greatly the usefulness of protonmail. If one couldn't receive any email from Gmail I would be force to stop using protonmail

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, this is essential! Especially since harassment is so common. Protection from harassment and stalking is a huge part of privacy. Please implement a block feature. Thank you.

  • Tiffany commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have been researching this feature and yes I would love to block a certain sender but can't. Even though I can blacklist and send things to Spam automatically, Emails marked as spam don't Auto delete so I still have to delete them personally.

    I think it should be a feature to block certain people from sending you Emails, especially if it's for personal reasons such as being harrassed.

  • OldWookie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    100% agree, Some e-mail just needs to get the permanent boot. That "sieve" thing made my, non IT department, head swim. I think most are talking about a single click you give marked mails as "block sender" I really don't care if there is a message. I just don't want them plugging up my inbox, or for that matter spam box. Having to continually nuke them makes me feel like they are winning. Generally these are mails from parties I have never encouraged, or even engaged, it's SPAM in it's purest sense, and in this day and age I read of e-mail you don't need to download to infect you, just clicking them. Can't accidentally click what isn't there......

  • indi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Today i came accros with the necessity for personal security to block a sender and realized that is not possible, but it is actually possible in other email platforms. I think this is an essential future.

  • mknix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How about a feature where you only receive emails from other Protonmail users? Any email coming from Yahoo, Gmail, etc automatically gets deleted before reaching your inbox. Or does this exist already?

  • Kevin T. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think having a black list to serve as a “bounce back” rejection would be great.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Oh PULEEEZ create a way for us to bounce an email back to sender w/an "undelivered" or better yet a "You've been permanently blocked from sending this person any emails" or even better let us title the bounce back to what ever we'd like it to say, like "Sorry this person does not accept emails from illiterate aliens" or something!! All the other free email servers offer a way to bounce emails back accept you guys........ C'mon, pretty please!! Having these emails just go to our spam folders doesn't make them stop. We need something that shows them we are not accepting or getting their messages.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

  • Joseph commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

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