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.
I hope all is well! This information is available for customers using Audit Logs. Kindly check that the feature shows the author and the action:
I hope this helps! Thanks!
Is there a way of totally blocking the email address? I know we can add an email to the blocked list but that just puts it in the suspended status. I would rather be able to bounce any email send from a specific domain... we are getting hammered by a bunch of different email addresses from one specific domain.
To completely block support requests from specific users, enter the keyword
reject:in front of an email address or domain list in the blocklist. Tickets will not be added to the suspended tickets queue and there will be no record of the ticket in your Zendesk.
I hope this helps!
Still getting terribly spammed by fidelitylifeandhealth.com, do I have it saved right in my image below?
The screenshot you provided is CC's and followers blocklist this only prevents an address from being added as a ticket CC, but still allows the email addresses / email domain to submit tickets.
To edit your blocklist and allowlist
For more information, see Setting up your blocklist and allowlist
Ah, ok thanks!
An agent has finished their internship with us so we want to utilise the seat they were using in our Help Desk. How can I delete the agent to make the seat available to someone else?
Also what will happen to all of their closed tickets they were assigned to?
I would recommend taking a look at this article regarding best practices for removing agents. This article will also walk you through steps for downgrading an agent so you can free up your agent license available to another member of your team.
I hope this helps!
How can I tell when and who suspended a user?
Edit; It turns out that suspending a user is marked as a "Create" action, but unsuspending is an "Update" action. Makes it real hard to find those suspensions!
Wow, I have to comment to see one message here, strange. I deleted my message and it disappearead. So I'm posting again lol.
To answer your question, this information is available for customers using Audit Logs. With this feature, you can see the event of the author and the suspending action:
Hope that helps!
Is there a way to automatically downgrade suspended users? We use Azure AD provisioning (SCIM) and after removal, users remain as agents, occupying seats.
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