How does blacklisting domains work?

You can blacklist whole domains in Woodpecker, to make sure all the addresses from those chosen domains will never get any emails from you.

For step-by-step instruction on how to add a domain to blacklist, check this post: How to blacklist a domain?

But you may have some questions about how all the blacklisting domains works. Here are some answers.

Q: I added a domain to the blacklist in Settings. Will Woodpecker automatically change the status to BLACKLISTED for all the addresses on this domain?

A: Yes, but for not all of them at once. 

Here's how it works:

If you add a domain to blacklist in Settings, Woodpeckers automatically creates a kind of a "gate" that will prevent messages to those addresses from being sent. 

So the addresses on this domain will not be instantaneously marked as BLACKLISTED the moment you blacklist their domain in Settings. But if you accidentally try to use them in one of your future campaigns, Woodpecker will automatically set their status on BLACKLISTED upon the attempt of sending them an email.

Q: What happens if I remove a domain from the blacklist in Settings? Will all the addresses on this domain be automatically marked as ACTIVE in Woodpecker?

A: No. The status BLACKLISTED never changes automatically in Woodpecker. If you deliberately want to change it for another status, you need to do it manually on the main list of Prospects.

Here's how it works:

No statuses will be changed when you remove a domain from the blacklist in Settings. Removing a domain from the blacklist simply means removing the "gate" preventing the emails on this domain from being sent. 

If some of those contacts were marked as ACTIVE, they will get your future emails. If some of those contacts have been marked as BLACKLIST in the meantime, they still won't get any emails from Woodpecker. If you deliberately want to send them your campaigns, you need to manually change their status into ACTIVE.

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