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Old 10-22-2006, 01:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have any thoughts on how to eliminate spam emails from your blackberry? I get about 50 worthless e mails a day. Is there some filter or other settings that will eliminate that?
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Anyone have any thoughts on how to eliminate spam emails from your blackberry? I get about 50 worthless e mails a day. Is there some filter or other settings that will eliminate that?

Spam was so bad on my new pearl that I broke down and canceled a personal email address I have had for 7 years! I couldn't find a good way around it, short of using the BES service to sync my phone to my desktop, but I didn't feel that service was worth the price.

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Anyone have any thoughts on how to eliminate spam emails from your blackberry? I get about 50 worthless e mails a day. Is there some filter or other settings that will eliminate that?
If you have a spam problem on one of your personal email accts, getting a blackberry just means you'll get notified instantly of those emails on your blackberry. Bis or bes don't stop spam aoutomatically, nor does getting a blackberry cause new spam probs....
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If you have a spam problem on one of your personal email accts, getting a blackberry just means you'll get notified instantly of those emails on your blackberry. Bis or bes don't stop spam aoutomatically, nor does getting a blackberry cause new spam probs....

"Bis or bes don't stop spam aoutomatically" <---- Key word is AUTOMATICALLY

These services will allow you to sync your home computer and your hand held, so deleting them(spam) from your home machine, deletes them from your handheld.(so I believe, as I do not have these services for extra money)

It's bad enough to have to sift through this crap on your home machine, let alone sifting through the exact same crap on your handheld.

My home machine has filters, and takes care of 90% of the spam, but the handheld is wide open to all the spam it finds on my e-mail server.

Let's say you have 60 spam emails a day. the handheld will receive all 60, right away, as it is on all the time, where my home machine is not.

My home machine will also receive all 60, when I turn it on, but after it filters everything, I may see 2 or 3 still get through.

Now lets pick up the phone and see what's there? YEP! all 60 spam still there waiting for me to delete, 1 by 1, checking to be sure there is nothing important, before just throwing them away.

So, would BES help me, and the original poster? I think so, but not at the cost of the extra service.

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If you use "filters" on your BIS account, on each email account, like to not forward emails that have "SPAM" in the subject, that will block spam that is TAGGED by your ISP. Assuming your ISP does spam email tagging... if they don't see if it's possible. That's how I have mine set up, we use Merak mail server and it keeps most spam out.
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There are so many ways to set this up and make it work well, I don't even know where to start..

I have a TON of spam on multiple accounts, some older pop accounts, some newer accounts, some with no spam. and on and on it goes.

So what I did.. What worked for me... was.... and btw I travel like many bb users.

1. Forward all email to a single account, say gmail, keep a copy or not on the orig server. doesn't matter.

2. Use a good filtering system like gmail or a "contact/address" only solution, aol allows this and there are some pay services as well. Only contacts which are listed will be able to land your BB. I can't use this because I have too many unknown users sending me valid mail.

3. Forward emails to your BB from your gmail (spam filter mail of your choice) inbox and keep a copy. Don't pull it from your BIS account unless you like a delay.

4. This step might not be required, but I only send from Yahoo smtp and receive from gmail, because I don't care for the "on behalf of" thing which occurs with outlook/gmail. So all of my yahoo, bls, at&t whatever, all of it goes to gmail.


I use outlook 2003. I have work, home, etc.. multiple emails all forwarded to gmail. I have one account in outlook, gmail and changed the outgoing server smtp information to yahoo as shown in this begginers guide to fix the "on behalf of" thing which I found unacceptable.

good luck.. it's not difficult to find a solution, even a free one.

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Forward to gmail baby, gmails spam filtering is second to none.. well i can't really claim that because I don't have much experience dealing with spam.. that said I dont have much because my 2 gmails handle it so perfectly! I literally get maybe 1 spam through the cracks every other month.
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Anyone have any thoughts on how to eliminate spam emails from your blackberry? I get about 50 worthless e mails a day. Is there some filter or other settings that will eliminate that?
I've been playing with the BIS filters on my personal email address and think I have a solution for you all.

It takes some effort but it works (for me anyways) and is worth the setup

Login to BIS either from the handheld or desktop web browser. I like the desktop web browser so that I can see better what I am doing, but that is just my preference.

It shows you which email addresses are associated with your BlackBerry. Click on the Filters icon beside the email address that you want to work with.

If no filters exist it displays - No filters configured. Click here to add one. So click it.

I set my filters to accept email when they come "From" certain domain names, but you can set them for individual email addresses or who they are "To", "CC" or the "Subject" is. There is also a choice for High Priority Mail.

First give it a Filter name - From Bob for example.

Now choose Apply filter when: "From" field

Now type beside Contains: [email address] - the email address that you want email From

Click on Forward messages to handheld

Click on Add Filter button

This takes you back to show what filters apply to that email account

Click on When no filters apply: Do not forward messages to handheld, this is the key part, only filtered messages goto the handheld everything else stays in your regular email programs Inbox.

Done.

Now only email sent to that personal email address that is from Bob will goto the handheld. All the junk mail goes to your regular email programs/webmail Inbox.

You can add more filters one by one or you can have multiple email addresses in the "From" Contains: field seperated with a semi-colon

I am lucky cause my family has it's own domain name so I can filter that all email from the domain name gets sent to my BlackBerry.

If you get email from the same domain name, like a business then add a filter and enter in the Contains: field the domain name like XYZ.COM

Now any email "From" XYZ.COM will be forwarded to your Blackberry. The filters also accept partial matches, like AMY and any email "From" any AMY that you know is forwarded. Just don't add a filter with a domain name of HOTMAIL.COM or YAHOO.COM and you will be OK.

The help on the BIS website is very good, if you RTFM you can pretty much tailor it so that only the email that you want ever hits your BlackBerry.

If you create a filter and set it to "a high-priority mail arrives" then tell all your buddies/girlfriends/relatives to make sure they hit the "Importance:High" button before sending the email then it will be forarded to your BlackBerry no matter who it is from as long as it is "High Importance", you know the big Red Exclamation mark. Most people know how to do this and it depends on the email client where that button is but all of them have the ability even the webmail that I've seen has that feature. And unless Junk-Mail is sent "High-Importance" then it will be filtered.

Now the fun part. Go back and edit your filter.

Under the Forward messages to handheld are two check boxes, the first is Header only - this may be useful for those on limited data plans. The second check box is Level 1 notification. From what my wireless carrier tells me that is used for PIN messages (BlackBerry to BlackBerry PIN messages.

I selected this on my filter for the family domain name so that email from them is sent to the handheld as a level 1 message.

I then changed my Blackberry under PROFILES/ADVANCED choose the profile I want and edit it so that Level 1 messages VIBRATE+TONE and play a Star Trek .WAV file that is the RED ALERT sound.

Now any Level 1 messages go WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP when they arrive.

I also created a New Profile that has specific Ring Tones and other sound effects that will notify me when my "High Priority" contacts call or email me.

That took some figuring out but it all can be done. There is another thread on here about Profiles and Exceptions that I found that got that part working for me.

Now I am in BlackBerry heaven, only the email that I want hits the handheld and I can delete the junkmail from my regular Inbox whenever I have time.

I am lucky, besides personal email addresses I am also on a BES server and also contract to another company that has a BES server. I looked at the help on the BIS website and it says I can add an Outlook/Exchange mailbox as well using an Outlook Web Access connector... just what I need now I can have 5 email addresses tied into my BlackBerry..... sheesshhh

Ok off to connect up to my other company BES.


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Andy here again. Really no one knows my Blackberry address, all of my mail goes through AOL and the have a really good spam filter that puts just about all spam in a spam file. But not sure if the spam they catch gets to the spam file before it gets forwarded to my T mobile address or it just gets forwarded no matter what. Also there are spam e mails that go directly to my t mobile e mail address that very few people know. So my question is does T Mobile have any type of spam filters you can turn on through T Mobile without using a third party spam eliminator. Of course this is not just since my Blackberry 8100, it happened with my 7105T as well.
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Forward to gmail baby, gmails spam filtering is second to none.. well i can't really claim that because I don't have much experience dealing with spam.. that said I dont have much because my 2 gmails handle it so perfectly! I literally get maybe 1 spam through the cracks every other month.

After you mentioned Gmail, and had to find out what it was. I had seen it mentioned here a few times, but didn't know it was google mail. I went ahead and set up an account with Gmail, and turned my 7 year old email address back on, with 100% forwarding to gmail.
I must say, I am impressed I am not getting spam, at all, where as with out gmail, I would be 30-50 easy per day. Have only just begun to use Gmail, but wanted to say thanks for pointing me in that direction. Most likely, I will forward all my email accounts to Gmail, and set the Pearl to just read the Gmail account. Works great so far...

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Ive been battling spam too. I have 2 accounts going to my pearl. One is from gmail, and the other is through outlook 2003 via my cable provider. On my cable providers website, I can setup filters through there. Anytime I get a junk email, I take some of the text in the body of the email and use that as a filter.

The spammers are smart. They constantly change their addresses, so blocking them doesnt help. They also mispell words in the body on purpose to get around the filters. The bastards got my address from my website, so now im constantly getting emails every day. I havent had any spam on my gmail account so thats good. Im just sick of emails about stocks, soft cialis, making my wife happier in bed, price of gold, watch replicas, and a bunch of other crap. I emailed my web designer today to change my websites email address so the spammers wont have it anymore.
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Ive been battling spam too. I have 2 accounts going to my pearl. One is from gmail, and the other is through outlook 2003 via my cable provider. On my cable providers website, I can setup filters through there. Anytime I get a junk email, I take some of the text in the body of the email and use that as a filter.

The spammers are smart. They constantly change their addresses, so blocking them doesnt help. They also mispell words in the body on purpose to get around the filters. The bastards got my address from my website, so now im constantly getting emails every day. I havent had any spam on my gmail account so thats good. Im just sick of emails about stocks, soft cialis, making my wife happier in bed, price of gold, watch replicas, and a bunch of other crap. I emailed my web designer today to change my websites email address so the spammers wont have it anymore.
This is exactly the problem I had with my websites email accounts. I did the same thing, just turn off the email account.

I have since signed up for Gmail, and then forward all mail sent to my old address, to my new gmail account. Google catches all the spam for me, no need to filter anything.

So far, works great...

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Forward all your email to a spamcop.net account (others have reported forwarding into gmail works too).

Within either spamcop/gmail forward the email out the other side to your BB.

NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GIVE OUT YOUR BB DEVICE EMAIL ADDRESS AS THIS IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FILTER AT THE DEVICE LEVEL.

Yes, you can design filters at the device level but those are nearly useless unless you only get email from a handful of addresses.
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