Accepted and Rejected Domains
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Accepted and Rejected Domains  

You can tell ChoiceMail One to accept or reject all email messages whose address matches a particular domain. Most of the time, you'll want to reject a domain. Although it is not strictly necessary to do this to prevent spam from reaching your email inbox, rejecting certain domains known for being originators of spam will reduce the number of unknown senders that appear on the list in ChoiceMail One.  
 
To accept all email from a domain, click the Accepted domains tab on the Permission management window. You can also choose Allow all messages from another domain from the Senders menu.  
 
To reject all email from a domain, click the Rejected domains tab on the Permission management window. You can also choose Block all messages from another domain from the Senders menu.  
 
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You can reject a complete domain, a subdomain, or a partial domain. You can also use wildcards to specify a group of similarly named domains.  
 
Examples:  
 
1) Suppose you receive an email from foo@junk.email.com and you want to block all emails coming from junk.email.com in the future. Just enter junk.email.com in the edit field and click the Add button. ChoiceMail One tells you when you've entered a valid domain name.  
 
2) Blocking mail from junk.email.com will not prevent you from getting email messages from the domain spam.email.com . However, rather than adding this new domain to the list, you can remove junk.email.com and replace it with email.com .  
 
3) Now, a minor problem blocking email.com is that this will block all messages that end with email.com, which means that a message coming from yourfriend@myemail.com would also be rejected. If you don't want this to happen, change email.com to .email.com (note the period in front of the domain name).  
 
4) Sometimes a spammer using fake domains will use a related group of domains, such as email1.com , email2.com , email3.com . In this case it's clearly not practical to add each domain separately. Instead, the solution is to specify the domain using a wildcard. ChoiceMail One accepts two kinds of wildcards.  
 
Use the question mark ? to represent any single character.  
 
Use the asterisk * to represent a variable number of characters (including none).  
 
So specifying email?.com will block any messages whose domain ends with the name email followed by any single character. A specification of email*.com will block email.com itself as well as domains such as email123.com , emailxyzzy.com and so forth.  
Blank Domains  
 
Sometimes spammers send emails without any domain at all. You can automatically block emails with no domains by specifying (none) as the domain name. Please note that the parentheses are required.