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How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

I need help!!!. I keep geeting a PIN (not a bbm meessage) from a random PIN number, which seems to be news updates from Nigeria. I added them to BBM and asked them to stop sending me updates but they did not respond and I ended up getting news updates via BBM and PIN. I have deleted them off my BBM but it i cannot block thier PIN off my phone.  

 

When I look up how to block PIN numbers or messages there is nothing relating to Q5, Q10, Z10, just how to block messages on the 7 OS- which is outdated now

The old instructions say, options > security > Firewall - on this new OS, after security there is no firewall option or anywhere about blocking contacts. 

 

 

One more thing! my phone is new and it was happening to me on my previous blackberyy 9900-  thought by getting a new PIN number this would stop!!!

 

 

How do you block messages in the Blackberry 10 OS? 

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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

The PIN block function is not present in the new BB10 devices, perhaps it will be added in an upgrade.

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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

You can install a third party app for the meantime
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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

Care to name the app?

Need a way to block PIN spam! And/or report the spammers.
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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

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after security there is no firewall option or anywhere about blocking contacts. 

 

The sentence above was copied from your post.

 

Open BBM and swipe down from the top, choose Settings, scroll down to Blocked Contacts and choose Edit.

 

Check the settings for MMS you can Reject Anonymous Messages and Reject Advertisements. 

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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS


k8bushlover wrote:
Care to name the app?

Need a way to block PIN spam! And/or report the spammers.

Read Message 2

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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

I did read message 2, thank you for your help.


Then message 3 mentioned 'an app' without naming the app.  Then I asked 'Care to name the app?'

My closing paragraph was just another petition for the capability to block PIN messages (which I know, from reading message 2, doesn't exist natively yet), or to add a capability to report PIN spammers.

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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

Right, and I am afraid the user in Message 3 does not know what they're saying, and thus why I referred you back to my original response.

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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

I tried this as i too want to block contacts other than those in my address book - -no edit option once i followed instructions. i see this is an old post and I have just acquired bbpassport and migrated from Torch - i assume operating system would be the same! wrong - no firewall function other than parental control. can anyone help resolve this or tell me of a third party app i can use in the meantime?
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Re: How to block Email, SMS, MMS and PIN on Blackberry 10 OS

@Patsy55
Check out Auto Block in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/25793872
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