block anonymous

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cewillis
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block anonymous

Post by cewillis » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:26 pm

I have block name, contains, Anony (copied and pasted from the call record) - but it doesn't work.
What am I doing wrong?
(also tried equals full word and starts with part word)

cewillis
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Re: block anonymous

Post by cewillis » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:51 am

Maybe a picture???

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murphy
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Re: block anonymous

Post by murphy » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:23 am

The anonymous block is when the anonymous bit is set in the call transaction data. It has nothing to do with the caller ID name.
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cewillis
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Re: block anonymous

Post by cewillis » Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:54 pm

Fine --
But why doesn't this block a caller that uses a CID of Anonymous??
(exactly what the block filter says - block a name containing Anony)
The filter input automatically upper cases input - so not a matter of case.

Robek
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Re: block anonymous

Post by Robek » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:15 pm

There is a separate option to enable anonymous call block.

"Anonymous" means there is no actual caller-id name/number for any blocking rule to match against. The hardware/software on the receiving end generates any text that shows up in the caller-id display (or call logs, etc.), after the call has connected.

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