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Old 05-02-2006, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need help trying to stop SPAM from getting to my BB. I am using the Cingular BIS (which has not been updated). Besides the filters (which suck) how do you set your SPAM control?
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In the first place I never ever have any mail comedirectly to my handheld address other than forwarding to it from gmail, now I forward all my mail addys to gmail and using its great spam filters, plus a couple of filters I have set up for rules as to what to forward, I never ever get one piece of spam to my BB. This to me is the cleanest and fastest way to deal with SPAM.
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Not visiting pr0n sites might help.

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Old 05-02-2006, 03:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I will second the vote for Gmail. Very little spam on bb or outlook exp. now.
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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GMail is your best bet, since moving to is months ago I get no spam...
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have Gmail and will set it up, but I also changed my BB email address.
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The point is, never give out your username@carrier.blackberry.net email address, use a third party alternate email address like gmail or your ISP. Forward those accounts to the BB addy. This way if you get overwhelmed with SPAM, you could change the alternate addresses easier than the blackberry one. But then, gmail's filters can prevent that hassle.


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Old 05-02-2006, 04:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have not yet figured out a method to tell Gmail "forward anything that comes from anyone in the contact list, otherwise do not forward."

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i use gmail and i still get spam. it has been reduced, but i still get it. can someone perhaps post the special rules and keywords that they use in the gmail filters to help reduce the spam. that would help a lot of ppl.

the first two years i had my bb, i did not get any spam. (none of it is addressed to my bb directly)
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My rule has to do with what email I have it forward to the BB, and that is only mail that is important to me, so for the most part it has my office's domain, or specific family names or friends that I want to allow in, the rest stay at gmail. If any is spam (very little) I right away identify as spam and delete it. So consequently my BB gets no spam at all.
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Check out www.spamgourmet.com if you want to avoid spam from sites that require you to register to see their content.
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i use gmail and i still get spam. it has been reduced, but i still get it. can someone perhaps post the special rules and keywords that they use in the gmail filters to help reduce the spam. that would help a lot of ppl.

the first two years i had my bb, i did not get any spam. (none of it is addressed to my bb directly)

You need to be sure to go into gmail occasionally and check off the spam and "mark as spam". Gmail "learns" and gets better and better. I have no filters or rules regarding who can get thru, anyone can get thru ( I have to do this for business, you never know when a new customer will e-mail for the first time). I just use the spam blocker and I get only a few a week. I consider that very little spam.
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the first 2 years i had my BB, i got no spam at all. a friend of mine decided to put my office email on one of his forwarding lists for funny stuff and BOOM, spam started coming left and right. now filters are the only thing that help me.
if anyone has a good collection of filters, please share
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Get all my mail from 5 AOL account forwarded to my Blackberry and get NO SPAM!
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I know you mentioned the BIS filters don't work...but i've got mine set up to "do not forward" unless it was sent directly to my BIS or GMail or Yahoo accounts and i don't get any Spam on thet handheld

Yes it means the emails do go to your BIS inbox (unless you have 2.0) but the auto-aging rules clear it out (i've got mine set to 1 day)
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In the first place I never ever have any mail comedirectly to my handheld address other than forwarding to it from gmail, now I forward all my mail addys to gmail and using its great spam filters, plus a couple of filters I have set up for rules as to what to forward, I never ever get one piece of spam to my BB. This to me is the cleanest and fastest way to deal with SPAM.
well how do u forward email from hotmail to gmail?

also do u forward yahoo email to your gmail as well?
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I know you mentioned the BIS filters don't work...but i've got mine set up to "do not forward" unless it was sent directly to my BIS or GMail or Yahoo accounts and i don't get any Spam on thet handheld

Yes it means the emails do go to your BIS inbox (unless you have 2.0) but the auto-aging rules clear it out (i've got mine set to 1 day)
i used to have that as my filter and it didnt help as my address was in the spam sent to line along with many other addresses.
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Yeah like many others have suggested, I would not recommend giving out the primary handheld address.

I don't even give it out to personal contacts.
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Yeah like many others have suggested, I would not recommend giving out the primary handheld address.

I don't even give it out to personal contacts.

OK i want to know why is it that i should not give out my blackberry.net email? if its spam? than how does giving it to other people make me get more spam?
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