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Old 05-02-2008, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been looking through this site looking for help on how to deal with SPAM and I'm sure I'm being a total idiot as I can't find the solution. I have a great SPAM fighter on my laptop, but how do I get rid of it on my Blackberry?!?!? HELP!
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Old 05-02-2008, 06:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the group, Emma!

I assume you are on BIS. If you are getting spam at you blackberry.net BIS address, I doubt there will be anything you can do. See what others say.

If, not, first, I advise you limit your use of the blackberr.net address to friends and others where you need the instant push feature; and never give it out in internet registrations and things like that, where it will surely be given or sold to spammers.

Second, get a free google or yahoo address, or similar, and set that up in BIS. Both google and yahoo have good spam filter features.
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to BBF Emma JH!
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome Emma.

There is an anti-spam app for the Blackberry, but it's pricey and I don't know how well it works.

Antair Spam Filter 2.5 - BlackBerry Handheld Software - powered by Handango

I have some filters on my BIS accounts that block some spam -- the obvious stuff like enlargers and drugs.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aiharkness View Post
Welcome to the group, Emma!

I assume you are on BIS. If you are getting spam at you blackberry.net BIS address, I doubt there will be anything you can do. See what others say.

If, not, first, I advise you limit your use of the blackberr.net address to friends and others where you need the instant push feature; and never give it out in internet registrations and things like that, where it will surely be given or sold to spammers.

Second, get a free google or yahoo address, or similar, and set that up in BIS. Both google and yahoo have good spam filter features.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The BIS acct site allows you to setup filters and block certain emails from coming to the hh, beside anyone of your email addresses, there is a filter option, if you play with that you may be able to stop some of the spam
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