Originally Posted by BEVINCO - BC Interior
I don't have too big a problem with getting and deleting the spam since the messages I receive are just "headers only". What does bother me is the fact that Spam eats up my limited data plan.
Would I be correct to assume that your program will not eliminate the data being "consumed" by the spam it filters?
Happily, you would be incorrect.
Messages marked as spam will never be transmitted to your BB, so you won't have to expend any precious kB on that stuff.
I'll describe how it works. HamBerry functions as a proxy which sits between RIM's servers and your POP server of choice. When RIM asks our servers for one of your messages, our servers contact your POP server, pick up the email and filter it. If it's spam, a text string (e.g. "[SPAM]") is prepended to the email's subject before it is passed through to RIM. Then a filter you've set up in your BB web client will prevent that email from being passed through to your BB, saving you data and time.
What's this mean? Nothing to install on your BB, nothing to run on your home or office PC. No intervention needed by either your email hosting provider or RIM. You just have to configure HamBerry so it knows about your POP accounts, do a quick tweak to each account in your BB web client, and you're on your way.