I just got am BB 8700c. I set up my email to forward from yahoomail. But now all I get is a never ending supply of spam. Yahoo does a decent job of filtering spam, but it seems that when you set up your BB to receive email from yahoomail it bypasses the filter and sends everything to the BB. I get buzzed all night long with xxxxxx and Mortgage adds. I would turn the BB off but I need to receive text pages from the office 24/7. Help! Any suggestions?
if understand this correctly, spam is only filtered by the email server, say bellsouth, comcast for POP 3 or gmail etc for html? is there no effective way to filter out the garbage through the webclient?
The webclient doesn't have any spam filters that I know of. It will send whatever it receives. I suppose you could set up your own filters on there to not forward certain messages based on content, but that's a lot of work. Like I said, gmails filters work great, and filter all email, not just html mail.
I am also new to Blackberry and have been getting alot of Spam sent to my BB. On my desktop computers it doesn't bother me because I use Spambayes and it is very good in sending all spam to a Junk email folder. However, the BB client picks up all that is on my pop server and sends it to the BB.
I just got off the phone with tech support at Rogers to try and create filters. I noticed that most spam uses weird names in the "Send To:" field or it's just blank. I'm trying to make filters to send nothing to the BB unless it contains these "names" in the Send To field. I hope that will knock out most of the spam.
I have a Yahoo account and have it forwarded to my BB. I don't get much in the regards of SPAM because the BULK folder catches all that and I have the YOPS configurednot to forwarded that. I have Gmail, but don't really use it except for the registering thing.
You can set up some basic filters on the BWC. I have another POP3 address coming into the BB and I was geeting some OEM, xxxxxx, Meredia and Corel Draw SPAM email everyday. I went into the BWC and set up the filters for each of them and had them sent to a certain folder and not forwarded to the handheld.
I have started getting a ton of spam thru Hotmail ever since I started it up again (haven't used the account in years). What I do is everytime I get a new spam message I go to hotmail.com, mark it as junk email, and then out it on the block sender list. I do this at least once every 2-3 days. The only reason I use this account again is for forums and stuff of that nature. I could turn it down since the account is so old I can retrieve it thru webclient without needing to pay the extra for pop3. Also that virus software that is out for the bb also seems to be a spam blocker from the looks of it, might give that a try. pink
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I use BES and while MSExchange puts junk email in a separate folder on by BB it comes through. How can I get it to NOT let that thru (for example on my desk top, all the spam/junk is in a separate folder.)