How to block, re-enable, or delete a teammate


If you're an admin, you can change the status of users on your team in your Teammate settings. You have two options: 

  • Block a teammate: This prevents a user from being able to access their Front account, but their data is kept in a reversible state if you want to re-enable their account later.
  • Delete a teammate: This removes them as a user from your account permanently and cannot be reversed.

When you delete a teammate in the app, data from their private inbox (like private conversations and contacts) will be preserved. To delete this private data, you will need to make a teammate deletion request to our Support team. 

When you block or delete teammates, licenses are not automatically removed from your account. Follow these instructions to remove unused licenses from your account in your billing settings.

How to manage teammate status

Step 1

Go into your Settings and select Teammates. Click on the teammate you want to block, re-enable, or delete.

Step 2

To block or delete, click Block / Delete on the Teammate's settings page.

Step 3

Choose Block or Delete. This will automatically sign them out of Front. 

  • Blocked accounts can be re-enabled, but deleted accounts cannot.

  • After you Block or Delete a teammate, that license will not be automatically removed from your account. You or your company admin must go into your Billing settings to adjust the number of licenses on your plan for the next billing cycle.

  • When you remove a license, you will not receive a refund or credit for that license. You will have the license available for use for the remainder of your billing period.

What happens when I block or delete a teammate?

  • All conversations assigned to them from a shared inbox will be unassigned. Those conversations which were "open" will reappear in the shared inbox unassigned tab, those which were archived will remain archived.
  • You will still be able to see deleted teammate's history, such as comments, and when they worked on a conversation. All conversations associated to their individual inboxes will be left as is.
  • Individual inboxes using G Suite of Office365 channels belonging to that teammate will stop receiving new inbound messages. Channels configured to receive messages via forwarding will continue to receive inbound mail. 

How can I re-enable a blocked teammate?

If you scroll to the bottom of your Teammates list you will see a Show blocked teammates button. Blocked teammates will still appear on this list because purging their records entirely would create problems in historical comment threads that include them.

This is also where you go to re-enable a teammate. Click Show blocked teammates, select the teammate, and Enable teammate.

How to permanently delete a teammate

If you would like to permanently delete all data associated with a teammate, including their individual inbox, private conversations, and private contacts, please contact our Support team. You cannot do this on your own in the app at this time.

When you make this request, here is the data that will be permanently deleted:

  • Any individual inboxes that teammate created and associated channels
  • All of the conversations and messages associated with their individual inbox(es)
  • All of the private contacts associated with their individual inbox(es)

If the teammate created any team inboxes, those inboxes will not be deleted. Conversations related to the teammate where they replied or commented in team inboxes will not be deleted. 

Step 1

Block the teammate that you want to be permanently deleted following the steps above. You must have admin permissions for the Team that the teammate you want to delete belongs to. We will only permanently delete data for blocked Front teammates in Teams where you are an admin.

Step 2

Fill out a contact form with the subject line “Request to hard delete Teammate: {Teammate email address}”. You must include the email address associated with their Front account.

Step 3

Our Support team will confirm you have the appropriate admin permissions and then will begin the deletion. 

Step 4

Our Support team will reply to your email confirming the teammate’s account has been permanently deleted.

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