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Old 07-19-2006, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have Norton AntiSpam on my computer, which does a fair job, but my BlackBerry 7100V fills up with everything. Can I get round this?
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Are you using BIS?
I am using BIS and have the same issue. Can this be resolved?
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I am using BIS and have the same issue. Can this be resolved?
Who is your carrier? Do they have a web login? Verizon has a weblogin page where you can manage BIS and actually add/create filters.
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I am using BIS and have the same issue. Can this be resolved?
If the spam is coming directly to your blackberry.net address, then your life just got harder. The filters available through BIS aren't really set up for spam filtering. You can allow or disallow individual addresses from being pushed to your BB, but that's probably not practical for spam.

Best strategy (purely hindsight) is to not give your blackberry.net address to anyone and use it only as a forwarding address, or, better yet, don't use it for anything. Instead, integrate an email service (Yahoo, Gmail) with good spam filtering into the BIS and use that to email from your BB.

If you stop using your blackberry.net address, then you can set up a filter in BIS to not forward email to that address to your handheld (stopping any spam from reaching your BB by that route). If you use it for just forwarding (as I do) then you can set up a filter to allow only email from the forwarding address to be sent to your handheld.

Good luck with it
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Who is your carrier? Do they have a web login? Verizon has a weblogin page where you can manage BIS and actually add/create filters.
I have TMobile
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If the spam is coming directly to your blackberry.net address, then your life just got harder. The filters available through BIS aren't really set up for spam filtering. You can allow or disallow individual addresses from being pushed to your BB, but that's probably not practical for spam.

Best strategy (purely hindsight) is to not give your blackberry.net address to anyone and use it only as a forwarding address, or, better yet, don't use it for anything. Instead, integrate an email service (Yahoo, Gmail) with good spam filtering into the BIS and use that to email from your BB.

If you stop using your blackberry.net address, then you can set up a filter in BIS to not forward email to that address to your handheld (stopping any spam from reaching your BB by that route). If you use it for just forwarding (as I do) then you can set up a filter to allow only email from the forwarding address to be sent to your handheld.

Good luck with it
As a matter of fact, they are coming to my blackberry.net address.
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