The Privacy Manager allows you to configure how PhoneTray blocks incoming calls. You can configure PhoneTray to block incoming calls based on the caller type, specific caller's number or name and block incoming calls during selected time intervals.
To access the Privacy Manager, click Privacy on the left navigation panel:
You can hide the Privacy left panel by clicking the symbol. You will have to click it again to show the Call Blocking, Black List, White List and Quiet Time buttons.
PhoneTray blocks incoming calls by answering the call and playing a message to the caller. We call it 'zapping'. PhoneTray blocks unwanted calls after the first ring. PhoneTray comes with several useful zap messages. In addition you can record your own messages or use any audio files from the Internet. Some of the zap messages included with PhoneTray contain phone company recordings for disconnected numbers (Disconnected.wav), circuits busy (CircuitsBusy.wav) and so on. After hearing such messages most robocallers will stop calling your number after a few calls. You can also play messages containing busy signal (Busy.wav or FastBusy.wav) or long rings (Rings.wav) to thwart telemarketers or other unwanted callers.
PhoneTray doesn't block calls from your contacts or numbers on your White list.
Please refer to the Call blocking article to read more about call blocking settings, zapping, selecting a zap message.
Privacy Manager settings
The Call Blocking screen configures how PhoneTray blocks specific caller types, for example, calls that are displayed as Out of Area instead of caller's number or calls from toll-free numbers.
Black List contains a list of specific numbers or names that you decided to block.
White List contains a list of specific numbers that are allowed to ring through. It works as a list of exceptions. For example, if you blocked all calls from toll-free numbers on the Call Blocking screen, you can add toll-free number of your local bank to the white list and calls from that number will ring through.
The Quiet Time screen allows you to configure time intervals when PhoneTray doesn't ring and doesn't announce incoming calls. In addition you can select to block all calls during the quiet time intervals except calls from your contacts that you specifically allowed to ring through.