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tigger45
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-24-2008
My Device: Not Specified

blocking specific sender on sms texting

Help!!  I am new to site. Hello, my name is Rhonda. I am attempting to locate information on how to block a specific (difficult) person so that they are not able to text me at all on my phone. Thanks for any help!

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javec
Posts: 445
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

You cannot block specific SMSs but you can look here:

 

Options -> Security Options -> Firewall

 

There you can then block:

#SMS
#MMS

#PIN
#BlackBerry Internet Service

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rafo
Posts: 507
Registered: ‎07-15-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

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On my blackberry device there are the following options possible.

 

When I open Options-Security-FirewallI get the following screen:

 

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Firewall

*****************************

Status: Disabled/Enabled

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Block incoming messages:

[ ] SMS

[ ] MMS

[ ] PIN

[ ] Blackberry Internet Service

[ ] Enterprise Email

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Except messages from

[ ] Address Book Contacts

[ ] Specific Addresses

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And it is possible to turn the firewall to "Enabled" state and check that I want to block all SMS messages except of my Address Book Contacts.

 

Version of Handheld OS of my Blackberry Device is 4.5.0.52

It can be checked via Options-About

In case you see the different options set on Firewall Screen you should upgrade your Handheld Operating System to the most recent version.

Message Edited by rafo on 08-31-2008 03:21 PM
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mohammedkurdi
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-20-2010
My Device: Bold 9000
My Carrier: Zain - Jordan

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

hi there,

 

can i review the blocked SMS, Emails and Calls later, and from where i can find it

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kseaweed04
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-09-2010
My Device: Curve
My Carrier: Telus

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

I actually am wondering this now as well. My firewall was on and I had no clue how to turn it odd, is there a way to recover the 22 msgs that were blocked? Help please

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Raelic
Posts: 2,119
Registered: ‎08-07-2010
My Device: Bold 9900, Playbook , HS-700 headset
My Carrier: Rogers

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

Unfortunately they cannot be retrieved as they dont (technically) arrive on your phone, the firewall blocks them before they arrive.

 

And in regards to blocking specific numbers. contact your provider. I know AT&T has a feature that can do this.

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ZsaZsa206
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-25-2010
My Device: 8100 Pearl
My Carrier: Tmobile

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

Hi All,

I have an 8100 Series Pearl and I need to block a specific sender from texting me.

 

When I go into Options > Security Options > Firewall, I only have the following options on my phone and I'm told my app version is the latest:

 

Firewall

*****************************

Status: Disabled/Enabled

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Block incoming messages:

[ ] SMS

[ ] MMS

[ ] PIN

[ ] Blackberry Internet Service

 

I've called cell provider and let them know I'm having a problem with this texter but they can't do anything to help.

 

Does does anyone know of an app for the 8100 series Pearl that will block a specific number?

 

Many thanks,...

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tuppy26
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎11-27-2010
My Device: Pearl

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

Hi

 

You have to delete the contact out of your address book and then goto Options > Secruity Options . Firewall > then check SMS and then Check Except messages from contacts and then exit and save.

 

Thats should then block your receiving texts unless you put them back into your address book at a later date, I have noticed it does not matter if you have your firewall disabled or enabled the blocking still seems to work.

 

Hope this might be able to help anyone.

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chelle1973
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-12-2011
My Device: pearl 8130

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

I am trying this now ty for the information. Just curious, would you happen to know if the sender of the text is notified somehow that the text was refused and if so how? Thx so much!

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mpenarias
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-18-2011
My Device: Blackberry curve 8530
My Carrier: Metro PCS

Re: blocking specific sender on sms texting

I ‘m 100% sure that it would be fantastic if we can block text messages from one specific contact or number.  I used to have the sms blocked through the only way available on my BB curve 8530 (Security Options => firewall).  One day, I was expecting to receive an important txt message from a friend, but she bought a new phone whose number I didn't add to my contact list. thus, I couldn’t receive that message.  With that option, I had every number non-existent in my contact list blocked.
I had to disable the option and continue receiving desirable and undesirable text messages.

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