How To: Use Custom Rules to Block Specific TLDs

Why would I want to block a TLD?

You may wish to block an entire top level domain if you find yourself receiving a large amount of spam or other unwanted mail from a specific top level domain. For instance, the TLD for Belgium is .be.

If you find yourself receiving a lot of unwanted mail from a .be address, you do not otherwise need to do business with anyone using a .be address, and all other email blocking options have been exhausted, you may wish to block any and all mail from .be addresses.

Creating a Custom Rule to Block TLDs

By creating a custom rule, you can dictate how mail is handled based on various conditions. In this article, we will be creating a rule to quarantine any mail from a specific Top Level Domain.

To begin, open the Content & Policy settings, in the Mailprotector dashboard.

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Open the Custom tab of the Content & Policy settings page.

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Click the Add Inbound button.

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Set the conditions: If Senders Domain Ext. is biz (substitute the TLD you want to be blocked for biz)

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Set the action you want taken on matching messages, and click Save.

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For Further Assistance

For further assistance, please contact Mailprotector Support.

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