Originally Posted by pda luvr
How come there's no antispam programs available that run on the blackberry itself? I'm not about to do redirection w/desktop manager because I can't rely on a PC to always be on and implementing an exchange server/antispam/BES solution is a bit of overkill.
Is it me or has spam been hitting my phone a lot more lately (it comes in through my isp-hosted pop3 company email account).
Any help/comments/recommendations are much appreciated.
If you're getting SPAM through your ISP, then you should check with them.
Both Yahoo and Google have excellent SPAM filters that allow you to NOT receive SPAM on your BB, but you can still see what they've decided is Spam BEFORE it's trashed. I haven't had any problems with Google, but on Yahoo every once in a while legit email - even from people whose email address is in my Yahoo address book - gets misfiled!
You could try setting up filters on your BIS, but there the strategy is really to NOT forward any email EXCEPT from domains or individuals you want to get email from (aka White-listing) but this can be very tedious!