The University of Iowa often receives requests to block incoming calls that are associated with SPAM or are considered robocalls.  Unfortunately, we do not block incoming calls system-wide.   It is too easy for callers to spoof the incoming caller ID and, as a result, we could be blocking legitimate calls that need to reach the University.  

We will block targeted harassing phone calls if directed to do so by the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety.  All targeted harassing phone calls should be reported immediately to them at 319-335-5022 or

Here is a method to block incoming calls on your desktop client. Note VoIP phones and mobile phone apps will still ring. 
This solution is not supported by ITS and is provided for your convenience only. 

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January 4, 2019