Can I block an e-mail address that is following my blog??

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    1urbanfan27
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    Blocking e-mail addresses. There is a person following by e-mail. I believe this person to be one who has bullied and followed me on other sites. This person I believe reports to other people also involved. What should I do?
    Blog url: http://keithurbanfanonly.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is keithurbanfanonly.wordpress.com.

    #974378

    ardpete
    Member

    Unfortunately not and even if their was what’s stopping them from using a different e-mail address? If you’re that worried you can always set your blog to private and invite the users you want to follow your blog.

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    1urbanfan27
    Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    #974564

    timethief
    Member

    You don’t need to make your blog private if you don’t want to.

    Note that you have complete control comment moderation. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-moderation If your blog is public others can, of course, read it. They can submit comments but you can Moderate all comments and choose which ones to approve or not.

    For trolls, you can “blacklist” them at Settings > Discussion toward the bottom of that page. Enter their email address, their username, and if they included it, their website. That will automatically send them to moderation so that their comments do not appear on the blog.

    Do note though that if they are determined, they can use a different email address or username to get around that as ardpete said.

    Also, do not put their IP address in the blacklist. IP addresses are no longer unique, and you might end up blocking legitimate visitors. Also, all they would have to do is go to a wi-fi hot spot, or connect via a different ISP and they could get around that.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/#comment-blacklist

    I suggest is to set your blog so that first time commenters are held in moderation till approved, then from that point forward they will not need approval. Settings > Discussion. The next step on that of course is to set it so that all comments are held in moderation until approved. That way you are in control, and they might just get tired and go elsewhere after a while.

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