Chat Access Restrictions
This feature allows blocking access to chat from specific IPs, whole subnets or URLs. It also allows creating so called white list of URLs. This way you can either add a list of allowed websites where your chat button can appear and your customers can chat with you or create a black list of IP addresses and website URLs.
Note! The restriction by URL works only for accounts where secure connection is enabled. Restriction by IP works both for secure and plain connection.
Access Restrictions Settings
1."Allow access only from websites with URLs containing" - this option allows you to create a white list of websites where your visitors can click a chat button to contact you
2."Block access from websites with URLs containing" - this option allows you to create a black list of websites where visitors will not be able to chat with you. The chat button will be hidden on such websites. However, if the chat image is not stored on our server, it will be displayed, but the chat window will not load
3.Here you can add full or partial links and a description of the reason for blocking. The link will be added after you click 'Add' button
4.You can define here the IPs which will be blocked from accessing your chat. Those can be IPs of abusers, for example. It is also possible to block the whole subnet. Here you can read about slash separated subnet mask
5.Allow access only from the following countries. The chat button will be displayed to visitors from the selected countries. You can choose them from the drop down list
6.Block access from the following countries: Visitors from the blocked countries will not see your chat button
Please note!: The IP is detected based on a third party tool, thus we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of country detection.
When you restrict the access by IP or URL the chat button will not be displayed. However, if the chat icon image is not stored on our server, it will be displayed, but when your visitors attempt to click it, they will get the following warning message:
Access restriction warning