How To Set Up Xfinity / Comcast (Email) Parental Controls
Although Xfinity Comcast's email provider doesn't technically have parental controls, there are ways to help keep your child safer while emailing.
Using Xfinity Connect to Manage Email Accounts
How to Change Your Child’s Display Name
- From your Xfinity Connect dashboard, select Preferences.
- From the Preferences page, click Email.
- On the Email Preferences page, you'll see a form labelled Your name on emails will be. Fill it in accordingly.
How to Set Spam Filters
- From your Xfinity dashboard, click the gear icon and navigate to Advanced Settings.
- Click Enable spam filtering.
- If you want a record of potential spam entering your child's inbox you can choose to check the Save a copy of emails marked as spam box. Otherwise, they’ll be deleted before even reaching the inbox.
How to Set an Email Safe List
- Click the gear icon to navigate to Settings.
- Click Advanced Settings.
- Navigate to Email Safe List and input the addresses your child may receive mail from.
How to Set Incoming Email Restrictions
- From the Settings page, click Filter rules followed by Add new rule.
- Add your Rule name into the provided field.
- Click Add condition and follow the prompts (more details here).
- Choose your Action.
How to Monitor Content
In addition to setting parental controls on your child's device, the next safety layer parents and caregivers should strongly consider is a monitoring solution to assess the content their kids encounter (and produce) across text messages, social media, and email. Bark can do this for you. In Xfinity/Comcast email, Bark monitors the emails your child sends and receives including attachments. If you'd like to see a detailed list of everything Bark can monitor, click here.
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