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blocking incoming email from an unwanted source and notifying the sender it was undeliverable

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blocking incoming email from an unwanted source and notifying the sender it was undeliverable

HI,

I need to block incoming email from a particular email address and have a message sent to the sender letting them know the email was "undelivered".  How do I do this?

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Re: blocking incoming email from an unwanted source and notifying the sender it was undeliverable

You don't really.  Technically you can't prevent anyone from sending you an email.  You can only deal with it once it gets to your account.  You can set up a filter to simply discard the messages from that sender before you see it.  If you want to do that and you are on the old Comcast email format, from the Inbox page go to Preferences>>>>>>Email>>>>>Email Filters.  The Comcast email system has no way to generate a "bounce" message to the sender though when you do that.

 

I've thought about this issue for some time.  You are not the first one to come into the forum asking about this.  There is a way to do what you want, but it's a bit of work.  You could set up an account with another email provider, say Yahoo or something. then set up a filter in your Comcast account to redirect that sender's emails to the Yahoo account.  Then set up an auto-reply (or vacation reply, whatever they call it) in that Yahoo account with a message telling the sending party their email has been dumped or whatever else you want to tell them.  Like I said------it's a bit of work, but it's the closest you're going to get to generating a real bounce message.  And you would only be able to use that other account for that one purpose.

 




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