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    anyone know of any software i can download that will block unwanted SMS messages?

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    Although this would be very useful, I've never come across any type of app that will do this.

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    actually i think there is an option in the sms menu, (i'll try and look for it in a bit), that you can check off "reject anonymous messages" i believe as long as that person is not in your address book it will block it..actually i just checked it, it's for MMS's

    OPT-->MMS-->Reject anonymous messages

    sorry that's all i know of

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~thanks for looking.

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~that sux, I've been getting spammed like crazy, too.

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ I haven't gotten spam txt messages ever idk where people get them I'm glad I don't get them

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

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    Although I don't have the Pearl, I was at the dealer yesterday test driving it.

    I found a section in Options --> Security Options --> Firewall, and in that submenu there were many options including SMS and MMS.

    How it works I do not know. But it seems that the Firewall settings in OS 4.2 are quite robust.

    Anyone with the Pearl care to shed some light for us?

    Plus, are you getting email-2-SMS spam? As in, yourphonenumber@carrier.SMS.com? (Or whatever variant.)

    My carrier has the ability to disable receiving email-2-SMS sent to your phone number, and allows a named alias to be set up instead. (for example: me@mycarrier.SMS.com)

    Might be worth a try.

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    As well, your carrier may have the option to disable email-2-SMS.

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    I don't think you can block a particular sms from someone let say like a friend. But, if your gettin SMS from HOROSCOPE, NEWS etc.. then you can go to the website and configure it.

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis

    I found a section in Options --> Security Options --> Firewall, and in that submenu there were many options including SMS and MMS.
    Interesting, first time I've noticed this area in the options. You can block incoming messages of various types. Mine says:
    * SMS
    * MMS
    * PIN
    * BlackBerry Internet Service

    So it appears that you can block all messages of a certain type. No apparent way to block messages from a specific source.

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    Check this program out, it may be what you are looking for.
    http://www.handango.com/blackberry/P...SectionId=6511

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    I have since got the Pearl, and have tested this "firewall" option.

    It merely allows for the total blocking of ALL messages from the specified service.

    Somewhat limited, and mostly useless. It should allow set up as a filtering system, to reject unwanted messages from specified recipients.

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    Re: Block unwanted SMS Messages

    Quote Originally Posted by squished18
    So it appears that you can block all messages of a certain type. No apparent way to block messages from a specific source.
    By special request, Tmo customer Service can blacklist a specific commercial sender that is spamming you with SMS. They need to know the sender's number which is in your monthly statement.

    They cannot blacklist a spammer until you have actually received material from that sender.

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    I just enabled the firewall with sms checked to block - but I checked the option "except messages from address book contacts"

    there's also the specific addresses box - but I haven't used that yet - no need

    I tested it by having my girlfriend send me a message - hers came through. Then i deleted her from my contacts and had her send another one and it blocked it - problem solved

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    I have a question guys, when you select the block option "except messages from address book contacts" it does show that there are messages that were blocked, e.g. 2 messages blocked. How about if we wanted to see what message and from who it was? Any idea??

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