Users can be suspended, which means that they can no longer sign in and any new support requests you receive from them are sent to the suspended tickets queue.
Both agents and admins can suspend end users. Admins can also suspend agents.
Suspended users are flagged as such in your account. If needed, you can unsuspend users to restore their previous login credentials and access privileges.
Users aren't notified that they have been suspended; instead, they can't sign in anymore. If a ticket requester is suspended, they won't receive email notifications for the ticket. Any CC'd users on the ticket won't receive notifications either.
Suspended users can still chat, but no ticket is created. You can prevent a suspended user from chatting by banning them (see Banning visitors from accessing Chat).
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Suspending a user
When a user is suspended, any new support requests received from the user’s registered identities (email addresses, Twitter, etc.) are added to the suspended tickets queue. Suspended users also can't sign in and create new tickets via the API, and won't have tickets created if they call any of your Talk lines.
You can suspend a user from their user profile or by marking tickets as spam, which deletes the ticket and suspends the user at the same time (see Marking a ticket as spam and suspending the requester).
- Click the Search icon () in the top toolbar.
- Enter the name of the user you want to suspend in the search box and click the user's name when it appears.
Alternatively, you can open a user's profile from one of their tickets.
- Click the Ticket options menu in the upper right, then select Suspend access.
To unsuspend a user, follow the steps above and select Unsuspend access.
Identifying suspended users
If a user is suspended, the “Suspended” tag appears next to their name on the Customers page.
Additionally, you can search for suspended users by searching on the Customers page using the is_suspended term. For example:
is_suspended:true Otis returns all users named Otis who have been suspended.
is_suspended:true returns all users who have been suspended.