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Old 12-14-2005, 08:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How is it possible that RIM does not have an anti-spam filter to stop spam before it gets to my BB engine? At my office Outlook spam filter does its work quite well, but when the e-mail is forwarded directly from the mail server to my BB I get all the spam.
Is there an anti-spam solution at the market for users withour Blackberry Server software? Thanks indeed.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Try forwarding via G-Mail or other email that offers spam filtering (use the search feature for details).
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Old 12-14-2005, 09:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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one persons spam is another persons important email? your mail server should run a spam filter...

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Old 12-14-2005, 09:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by antomano
How is it possible that RIM does not have an anti-spam filter to stop spam before it gets to my BB engine? At my office Outlook spam filter does its work quite well, but when the e-mail is forwarded directly from the mail server to my BB I get all the spam.
Is there an anti-spam solution at the market for users withour Blackberry Server software? Thanks indeed.
Why do you think this should be RIM's responsibility?
Anti-spam, email anti-virus, etc. should be the responsibility of the mail server administrator.
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Imaginehow many people would be posting here saying "Why does RIM have an anti-spam service? It keeps blocking my email"

I used to work for a national newspaper that installed one of those out of the box spam and internet filtering solutions. On day one, it prevented the journos from doing any research on a TV program called "The Naked Chef" and had one of their domains already populated in the blacklist. It didn't last much longer than a week.

I also worked for a different company, a computer manufacturer, that started using Matsushita drives. Those emails got blocked because it picked up on "shit". Don't get me started on Sxxxxhorpe.

As someone said earlier - one persons SPAM is another's email.
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:31 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My solution to this situation would be

-Turn on your email filters on the BB (or BIS acnt)
-change "if no filters apply, send email to handheld" to "NO"

-Then create rules for the emails you do want

and please note the RIM is only a "middleman" between your BB and your mailboxes, they only enable the connection so it's none of their business to monitor what other mailboxes receive
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:34 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My solution to this situation would be

-Turn on your email filters on the BB (or BIS acnt)
-change "if no filters apply, send email to handheld" to "NO"

-Then create rules for the emails you do want

and please note the RIM is only a "middleman" between your BB and your mailboxes, they only enable the connection so it's none of their business to monitor what other mailboxes receive
This is exactly what I do, along with setting filters in Gmail to stop the damn spam!!!!

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Old 12-15-2005, 02:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Do you have any idea the kind of legal implications that can go on with a company that scans your email? You do realize that in order to stop spam, something (generally a piece of software) has to open up your email message and read it....then it has to decide if it thinks it's spam or not. So one day you get an email from your boss that says "Book me a trip to Lake Taho via Grayhound for tomorrow" and it sees "via gra" and marks it as spam and doesn't deliver it to your BlackBerry. You being out of the office don't get the message and your boss never get's his trip booked...who's fault is it? Your boss is the one that spelled Grayhound wrong, but the spam filter didn't deliver it to your BB.

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