How to blacklist a domain?

Safety tab feature blocks the outgoing mail. Add the domains of the companies you don't want to contact ever.

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How it works
How to add a domain to Safety tab?
FAQ

How it works

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Sometimes you would like to avoid sending emails to any person from a given domain. For example, you finalized a sale and there is no need to cold email that particular company again. Despite your best efforts, it might happen that somebody from that company gets included in a future campaign.

To avoid the risk of sending unwanted emails that can make you look unprofessional, we have implemented the possibility to add a whole company to the blacklist. This way no email from that domain will be contacted even if it is added accidentally to a future campaign.

Below we are explaining how to do this in a few simple steps.


How to add a domain to Safety tab?

1. First, go to SETTINGS → COMPANY SETTINGS → Safety.

When you are there for the first time, probably no domain has been blacklisted yet.

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2. Click ADD DOMAIN to blacklist some domains.

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3. Now, type in the domain.

Say that I do not want to send any cold emails to my company. Our domain is woodpecker.co. I also do not want to contact anybody from woodpecker.com domain, so I type it as well — just hit Enter on your keyboard and write it in a new line.

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4. When you’re done typing, just hit ADD.

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5. Then you will see the updated list of blacklisted domains.

Next to each domain, you will find the number of prospects that have already been included in your campaigns and that will be effectively removed from any further communication via Woodpecker.

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FAQ

Q: Can I remove a domain from the blacklist later?

Yes, please remember that by deleting this domain from the blacklist you allow Woodpecker to send emails to this company. To remove the domain from the blacklist, click ” Delete 1 domain” or the red X (❌) next to it.

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Then, click DELETE to confirm your action.

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For Agencies

Global blacklist

You can also block email addresses or whole domains from your Agency level. By doing this, you can make sure that certain domains/prospects won’t be contacted via any of the companies created under your Agency.

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Q: Can I remove multiple domains from the blacklist at the same time?

Yes, removing more than one domain from the list at once is also possible. Just checkmark the domains you want to remove from the blacklist, you can use the ” Select all domains” link, and then click ‘Delete 2 domains’ on the right above the table.

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Q: Can I export or download the list of blacklisted domains from Woodpecker?

For now, this option isn’t available on Woodpecker. However, you can always reach out to our Support team so they could help you out.


To learn how blacklisting domains affects your prospects statuses, go to: How does blacklisting domains work?

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