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Blocking Book Tab
Block abusive users from PowWowing with you.


Blocking Book


This is for setting a Block against a particular user PowWowing you. The idea here is you find out the user's IP address first. This can be done in your Address Book if you have the "Automatically save all connections to Address Book" checkmarked on your Runtime Options Tab. This will make a record in list form of every user that connects with you. The user's Information can be found in Address Book / Recent Pages Tab, and then look in the list. It will have the last known IP address. (to get address book click Join at top of the Navigator or "list")


Current Blocking State: Accept - this is for ONLY allowing connections from the above described address! So like, say if you wanted to talk to your sister for instance and that was the only person exclusively, then this option is for you. With this option enabled you must actually enter in the address, IP number, or domain for each person you want to communicate with. This is kinda working backwards, but I can see the business applications or family could possibly use this feature. Refuse - by 'refuse' it means block. This is only against a future PowWow with an undesireable user. None - this means that you will accept PowWow invitations from anyone. This can be very distracting when you are for instance chatting in a community and you automatically get PowWowed by whomever it is.



This Remove button will take a user off your list of blocks.


Blocking Book


This Add and Edit interfaces are very similar and essentially it is setting up a block and changing some detail for a block. This is very easy if you dont have a close friend that uses the same ISP as the user you don't ever want paging you again. You can just enter the user's email address, but then there is the scenario in which the user changes his/her address and you are back to where you started from. This is why I use the "Block by Domain" as my example here because all of us (mostly) have an ISP, and changing ISPs is difficult and time consuming for the person you want to block. The first three IP numbers ex: 123.123.123 are all that are necessary. Of course the numbers will not be 123. My IP address as I am writing this right now is 207.224.149.178 so in this set up all you would need to type in is 207.224.149 the other 178 number changes dynamically each time you log on to the internet, and if you try to use the fourth number you will only be blocking just that one specific address. (This is why I would not try to "Block by IP") By then the user would have changed his/her address. To find an abusive user's Connection Information, including IP Address, right click the name and select Information.




OK Button
OK Button
After you have made your changes in configuration this button commits the changes to memory in your pc.

Cancel Button
Cancel Button
Clicking this will not record any changes in memory, and closes the window.

Mark Masters PowWow