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Jim1939
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎06-29-2013
My Device: Q10

Blocking Spam

Is there anyway to block spam in the new Q10 phone?

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vfk
Posts: 251
Registered: ‎07-01-2013
My Device: Q10

Re: Blocking Spam

  • contact your carrier for texting spam
  • contact your email provider for email spam

Best way to avoid spam.... don't give out personal information, especially to contests.

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freakinvibe
Posts: 853
Registered: ‎08-29-2008
My Device: Q10

Re: Blocking Spam

No, mobile phones in general are not blocking spam. This should be dealt with on the mail server. Example: Hotmail already deals with Spam on the server. Most other mail providers do this as well.
JSanders
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Re: Blocking Spam

Agreed.

 

Block spam at the email server level, not on the device.

Sorta like blocking intruders at your front door, not the bathroom door...




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Jim1939
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Re: Blocking Spam

The problem is that YAHOO pushes the emails to BB before their spam filtering takes place. So I get everything sent to me including what is later on filtered out.

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Re: Blocking Spam

Yahoo has spam filters.




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Jim1939
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Re: Blocking Spam

Yes, but the emails are resent from Yahoo to BB before they are filtered. In my Yahoo account, they are separated. But it is too late to stop the spam.

JSanders
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Re: Blocking Spam

Ok, I don't have a yahoo account handy to check.

But if you're describing that correctly, then Yahoo is not filtering your spam. That's a crappy email host.

Google does. Hotmail does.




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freakinvibe
Posts: 853
Registered: ‎08-29-2008
My Device: Q10

Re: Blocking Spam

I use Yahoo and I don't get anything that is in the Spam folder. How have you configured your Yahoo account on the Q10? Are you using Imap or Pop3?
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Jim1939
Posts: 21
Registered: ‎06-29-2013
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Re: Blocking Spam

I think POP3. At least it was in the beginning when I started with SW Bell, which is now AT&T.