Privacy lists are a widely implemented protocol for instructing your server on blocking communications with selected users and services.

However experience has shown that the power and flexibility of the rule-based system that privacy lists allow is very often much more complex than the user needs, and that in most cases a simple block on all communications to or from a list of specified JIDs would suffice.

Such a protocol would also allow much simpler user interface design than the current attempts at full privacy list interfaces.


Simple Communications Blocking was developed to solve the above issues, and allows the client to manage a simple list of blocked JIDs. This plugin implements support for that protocol in Prosody, however the actual blocking is still managed by mod_privacy, so it is required for that plugin to be loaded (this may change in future).

An XEP-0191 implementation without dependency on mod_privacy is available in Prosody 0.10 as mod_blocklist.


Simply ensure that mod_privacy (or mod_privacy_lists in 0.10+) and mod_blocking are loaded in your modules_enabled list:

    modules_enabled = {
                    -- ...
                    "privacy", -- or privacy_lists in Prosody 0.10+
                    -- ...


0.10 Works but will conflict with mod_blocklist
0.9 Works
0.8 Works
0.7 Works
0.6 Doesn't work