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Tyngsboro, MA

What does "block sender" do


I was thinking of changing my email address in order to stop unwanted forwards from a friend of a friend. The sending signature is easily identifiable.

The vz "block sender" feature seemed like a good method for this. But what I really what to happen is for the email to get BOUNCED back to the sender - as if the message was undeliverable. I don't want the message to be accepted and place in the trash.

Would anyone know how block sender operates?

thanks, andy

Buttons, Bows, Beamer, Shadow, Kasey
Stewartstown, PA
Not sure how Verizon email works, but here is something that will bounce email back so it looks like your email address is invalid. I have not tried it myself.
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Tyngsboro, MA
reply to no_coin

Re: What does "block sender" do

Thanks for your suggestion.

I was hoping to avoid the use of any 3rd party software because none of them can _really_ bounce an email back to the sender. The mail server still _accepts_ the message in all of the cases when such a program is used.

I'm really interested in hearing about verizon's "block sender" of spam filter. Does is _bounce_ the email back or does it simply accept then move the message to a delete folder?

Get Over Here

Alexandria, VA
No, Verizon's server has to accept it first in order to enforce the rules you provisioned for your e-mail. I have not heard of any servers truly bouncing e-mails since spam-fighting technology is still shaky. If it bounced e-mail before you even saw it, it would be mucho liable for any "friendly" e-mail that you never received.

You'll have to wait a couple years. Until then virtual-bouncing is all you get.
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Tyngsboro, MA
I actually tried using PINE's email bounce feature but vz's SMTP authentication prevents me (anyone) from using another "sender" address. I assume those 3rd party bounce tools would not work either.