Admin guide for Zoom Phone Spam
Unwanted Spam calls can be an issue for your business. As an admin, you can define how to identify and block any unwanted phone numbers you consider Spam using the Spam Protection feature. By default, this feature is disabled but can be enabled for your entire account and cannot be enabled at the site and user levels.
Note: If you are a user you can use this user guide.
Prerequisites for Zoom Phone Spam
- Pro, Business, or Enterprise account
- Zoom Phone calling plan
- Zoom Phone licenses
How to enable or disable Zoom Phone Spam Protection
The Spam protection feature has been enhanced and moved from Phone System Management > Company Info to Account Management > Account Settings > Zoom Phone.
- Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
- In the navigation menu, click Account Management, then Account Settings.
- Click the Zoom Phone tab.
- To the right of Spam Protection, click the toggle to enable or disable the feature.
- In the dialog windows, click Enable.
- Click Manage Number List, to see the list of phone numbers considered as Spam in your account.
- Under Spam Marking Options, do the following:
- Select Auto-tag Spam, for the system to automatically tag incoming calls considered as Spam, then to the right of Spam Filter Level, select one of the following spam filter levels defined by the system:
Zoom will tag spam calls according to global industry standards.
Note: This option is only available for US and Canadian phone numbers.
Low Sensitivity: Calls received within this filter will mark as Spam with definite certainty and will mark as Maybe Spam with strong certainty.
Medium Sensitivity: Calls received within this filter will mark as Spam with strong certainty and will mark as Maybe Spam with moderate certainty.
High Sensitivity: Calls received within this filter will mark as Spam with moderate certainty.
- Select Manual tag Spam, for you to manually define when to tag incoming calls as Spam.
The system will mark phone numbers as your defined spam when the threshold reaches the value you set.
Mark “Maybe SPAM” threshold: Define the number of users who marked a phone number as spam.
Mark “SPAM” threshold: Define the number of users who marked a phone number as spam.
Mark “NOT SPAM” threshold: Define the number of users who marked a phone number as spam.
- Under Call Handling Options, select one of the following:
Notes: The call handling option you choose will work in conjunction with your spam marking option.
Block this number: The system will block the incoming calls and the user will not receive the call but will see the phone number listed as Blocked by system - Spam in their call history.
Mark without Block: Incoming calls will not be blocked but marked as Spam.
- Client users will see Spam marked under the caller’s name on their client display.
- IP phone users will see Spam marked after the caller’s name on their display screen.
- The call log Type column will mark these calls as Spam instead of Normal.
Forward to voicemail/videomail: Calls will be redirected to the voicemail/videomail of the target extension and the user will not receive the call but will see the phone number listed as missed and as Spam in their call history and voicemail.
Note: This feature doesn’t apply to call queues. If Spam calls are received in a call queue, the phone number will be marked as spam instead of being redirected.
- Click Save.