This tutorial details how to block all outbound faxes except those on the allow list.


Info, Notes and Warnings

This should be exercised with extreme caution:
When this is established, only the numbers on the allow list may be faxed. This is a global account setting and is not specific when outgoing from any one user, fax line, environment—anything sent under an account with this setting will be denied unless on the allow list.


Prerequisites

Before reading these instructions be sure that the following prerequisites are met:

  • An etherFAX account and access to the etherFAX Client portal at https://clients.connect.etherfax.net.

  • Understanding that all outgoing faxes will be blocked on the etherFAX account unless added to the allow list.


Instructions

How to block all inbound faxes unless permitted

  1. Sign into the Client portal at https://clients.connect.etherfax.net.

  2. On the left-hand side select Blocking, and then Outbound:

     

  3. Below Outbound on the next page, select the toggle to Block all outbound except if on allow list and then click Save in the bottom-right of the page:

    Note: At this point, all outgoing faxes are blocked, where there are no Allow List items.

  4. To start allowing faxes to specific numbers, click + Add Item where the Add Outbound Allow List Item pop-up will appear.

  5. Select the Country Code drop-down and then select the country code of the number you wish to allow.

  6. Then, enter the rest of the number you wish to block (avoiding dashes and parenthesis) and click Add to List:

    Note: To avoid redundancy and possible errors be sure not to include the country code within the Enter number * field.

  7.  From here you can add additional entries, filter and search, or delete records by using the trash bin icon on the right-hand side.

You have just successfully learned how to block all outgoing faxes numbers (unless permitted) from an etherFAX account!