Spam is clogging my blackberry

I have to say that spam is starting to really bother me again (after ignoring it for yrs). This is mainly because it is filling up my blackberry. It slows everything down because I’m always downloading another msg. I get so much at night that I often miss msgs coming in the middle. Delete on the blackberry takes about 10 seconds per msg so its no longer even worth trying.

I have to say I’m at this point I would either a) change carriers (using t mobile), b) change devices (blackberry clearly doesn’t stop spam) or c) pay for a third party service that reduced these msgs, OR d) contribute to a non profit that funded people to hunt down and expose spammers.

7 yrs ago I invested in sunil paul’s company, brightmail, who’s original mission was to stop net spam. Sunil has always been way ahead of his time. His original idea was to charge consumers directly. I think we’ve finally reached the tipping point for that business.

Anyone know any great solutions?
Sent wirelessly via BlackBerry from T-Mobile.

12 thoughts on “Spam is clogging my blackberry

  1. Have been giving this some thought. Thinking about running all of my email through Google (gmail enterprise apps) and then using the BB to access email though their POP interface. Not perfect but Gmail does seem to handle SPAM rather well. In theory SPAM would never make it to the Inbox! Oh … and not posting to blogs with an active email account will also help!

  2. have had very good results with postini as an add on to hosted email exchange server – more of a corporate also does a relatively good job..although volume of spam is very high for gmail..agree that even with best solution blackberry is serious pain in the butt dealing with ANY spam – which is what i have w/ T-mobile

  3. We have created something which we hope will become a great solution to the spam problem. Do you remember the early days of email when actual people you know and care about wrote to you and checking email was a buzz, not a chore? I want to get back to those days but unfortunately email is inherently flawed as there is no agreed connection between two parties. We will never get away from email as it is used for too many things so we have designed phuser to just handle the real messages from real people.

  4. I don’t think your SPAM issues have anything to do w/Blackberry as I have one (Cingular/the New AT&T) and get very little. As a matter of fact until recently I was getting any SPAM, but in the last 2 months a message every couple of days has slipped through.

  5. I bit the bullet finally and signed up for spamarrest: I had am email address for 10 years and it was getting over 100 spams a day, even with ISP filters. Spamarrest is quite draconian…no one gets through unless they put in a code.
    I love it.

  6. I’ve thought a lot about implement a white list/challenge-response system… and I’m pretty close to doing it. Unfortunately, such a system comes with a number of inconveniences, which a quick search will uncover. I still believe, however, that the ONLY way to stop spam is email postage. I, for one, am willing to pay $0.001 per email I send, which is a rate that would entirely wipe out spam overnight. Any takers?…

  7. i used to relay all my personal and work blackberry email through spamassassin and then to Gmail; the double-walled sieve approach worked pretty well. i also strongly recommend that, for any domains you own, be sure to set the email address to something other than your actual email; i’ve noticed that the bulk of my spam seems to originate from spammers looking at high traffic domains and grabbing the email address from the DNS.

  8. I’ve used the BlackBerry Spam Filter from Antair. It’s working great so far. Cut down my spam by more than 90%. I still get a few pieces here and there, but I used to get hundreds per day. I think it’s over at

  9. The issue with Spam Arrest is you can’t “reply from” multiple mailboxes. You need to choose one e-mail address for all the “From.” You can receive from many e-mail accounts, its just when you reply to any of the emails, there is only one “From” e-mail address they all receive.

  10. I have been a loyal “paying” member of Spamarrest for a while and the last few months their service has gone down in reliability. They have lost emails and the service has gone down.
    Today I canceled my recently renewed account with them and asked for a refund of the unused portion of my service. Here is their reply!
    “Hi David,
    Thanks once again.
    David, I am very sorry to tell you that we are not able to offer you a refund for your account. You may continue to use your Spam Arrest account till 2008-10-01 by reactivating the account.
    I truly apologize for your inconvenience, David. Please do let me know if you need anything else.
    Best Regards,
    Technical Support Specialist
    Spam Arrest”

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