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Old 04-28-2006, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Spam email help & ideas Please

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I was silly I know and breifly put my BB address on my profile. Well now I am getting a lot of spam. So far about 50 emails just today!

I changed my tag line of course but spambots have apparently scanned this forum already.

Any ideas how long this may go on? and what I could do?
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Forever. Best idea is to just set up filters.
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OK learn me please. How to set up filters for the BB. This spam comes directly to the BB only. Thanks in advance
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You would need to log in to your BIS server and set up filters there. it is pretty self explanitory
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You could try to run your mail through GMAIL.
I have my ISP direct my mail into GMAIL, the direct my mail to my Blackberry from there.
GMAIL has about the best spam filters I've seen, and I have a backup for my email that is easier to search than Outlook.
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Another idea is to contact your SP and ask them to assist you in changing your email address.
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The best bet is what Corey said, call SP and change email address
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Another idea is to contact your SP and ask them to assist you in changing your email address.

See if you can get gecko@

You'll be famous then, and meet alot of interesting people.
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I am putting a patent on that right now!!
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grin! I wouldnt do that. But I may chg my BB email addy if it doesnt slow down. It has slowed a lot already. if I get a new slew tomorrow I shall call Nextel and alter my addy. The log in page is easy to use but I need all the domains I deleted to add filters. None are ever the same domain. Probably best I chg the email addy name a bit. Thanks all. I learned something here I guess. All spam bot owners should die slowly and painfully!
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Damn Cat that blows. I guess it's only a matter of time before we start getting viruses on our Berries too. I wonder if anyone is developing any anti-virus software?
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I am, it is called geckoware. Its invincible
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Not sure if this will help but...i was getting SPAM to my BIS account - however it wasn't actually sent to the address (different address in the To field)
Not sure how it was getting delivered - but it doesn't matter
All i did was set the main filter to "do not forward"to the handheld and set up a filter stating "if any of the following apply...from = my BIS addres then forward to handheld"
i also added my integrated accounts to the same filter

Now i get no SPAM I also don't get the mailing lists i'm signed up for but i'm not worried since they all contain attachments i don't want to bother opening on my handheld
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The spam has slowed down tremendously but I may do just what you said! Thks.
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