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Old 07-10-2006, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

OK, I've read the FAQ and searched the forums but only managed to confuse myself. Here's my situation:

I have a personal domain name and my domain host sucks at spam filtering. So right now I have BIS configured to pull email from my email box and its pulling all the spam that gets through the filters. I used to have it set up so that Outlook Express would filter the spam and then forward email to my BB... but then I couldn't Reply to emails as they'd come from me.

Sooooooo... what are my options? I have a gmail account but I'm having troublem figuring out how to use it to filter the spam. Please help!!

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Old 07-10-2006, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I pull my mail to Death2Spam.com, which is awesome at filtering spam. Almost 99% accurate. I'm almost shocked when spam gets through.

D2S pulls it from my email account, processes it, then I POP3 it to Thunderbird or the BIS account.

It's a pay service but I find it worthwhile. They have great customer service as well.
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I haven't forwarded my own domain to my gmail addy yet, but I have noticed gmail already filters SPAM without any specific filters set up by the user. I had been confused by that too, now I'm ready to forward my domain to gmail, to BlackBerry.

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I too have a personal email account, and like gcaz, I use a pay service to filter, www.spamarrest.com. This is a challenge-response format and I have totally eliminated my SPAM since switching over, and can pull my email down from this.
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I have my personal domain e-mails sent to Gmail and then forwarded (via filter setup) to my BB instantly.

Gmail has great spam filters, you "train" them, for lack of a better term, by marking what is spam. Next time that stuff does not get thru, I have found it to be very good.

Search for a member "stinsondog" and use his tips sheet to set up Gmail. No more pop, very little spam, free and instant BB e-mail-nice .

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I also have all of my email go through my GMAIL account. It is by far the best spam filter that I have ever used.
I logged into my ISP web interface, and set up for a copy to go to my GMAIL.
In the GMAIL setup, I set it up to send a copy to my Blackberry. I get all of my mail almost instantly. It is faster than having the web client poll my ISP mail, and I get almost no spam.
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Or you could forward your messages to a Yahoo! Premium account and use its excellent filter options as there is a setting in Yahoo! Premium to disable the downloading/pushing of messages recognized as SPAM.
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