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Old July 23rd, 2013, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Why am I getting notifications about junkmail & how do I stop such?

As stated, all of a sudden for no apparent reason, my S4's alerting me every time junkmail comes in. I couldn't seem to find a setting regarding such, can anybody clue me in? As always, thanks in advance for any help!

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Old July 23rd, 2013, 09:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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As stated, all of a sudden for no apparent reason, my S4's alerting me every time junkmail comes in. I couldn't seem to find a setting regarding such, can anybody clue me in? As always, thanks in advance for any help!
maybe you have installed a free app from the playstore wich puts spam in your notifications.
In this case you'll need an ad blocker to get rid off it, search google for 'adfree or adaway for android' (these are not found anymore in playstore) For most adblockers you need to be rooted to give acces to the app files.
If you are not rooted you can use an app such as app detector from the playstore to find the app that sends the spam and remove it/replace it with an addfree version
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Hmm.. the only thing I've installed recently is iBolt Dock & Drive. I was under the impression they were pretty well liked as far as products go & thus, wouldn't do fishy things like that with their app. Thanks though, I'll have to try what you've suggested.. (not rooted. tried, failed & haven't got back to it yet )
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And did it work? Cz i did air push dedector and clean master... but still getting junk mails. What else can I do? pls help it's really unnoing to get junk mails with mail notifications sound.
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Spam emails and spam notifications are different kinds of spam.
You'd set a spam filter on your email's web server.
Or look for a mail app with a spam filter.
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As stated, all of a sudden for no apparent reason, my S4's alerting me every time junkmail comes in.
As Harry2 stated - are you getting notified about Emails? If so, which app? Gmail app? or the Samsung Email app? or something else?

Check to see which folder in the Email is the 'junkmail going to. If it is going to your inbox, then you need to set up filters to ensure that these junkmail are going to spam folder. But if these are going to your spam folder already, then you need to try to configure your Email app (whichever you are using) to not notify you about new mails to spam folder.
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Let's say I got 5 real-mail & 5 junk-mail. My Samsung Email app would notify me of all 10, which confused the hell outta me for a little while because I'd log-in & only see 5 emails. Also, the junk-mail's most definitely going to Hotmail's default junk folder. I sort of solved the problem when my car burned to the ground with my phone in it though, lol. (so far my replacement doesn't seem to be doing it)
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Well that sounds like an extreme measure to resolve a cell phone junk mail notification problem! Yikes!
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..but it worked!
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If the problem happens again, instead of waiting/hoping for your replacement car to burn down with your replacement phone, you can try to go into the Samsung Email app settings for your hotmail account, and unselect the option to sync your junkmail folder (open app, menu/settings/select-account/more-settings/folder-sync-settings

Sorry to hear about your car BTW
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Thanks, I may do that anyways!
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..open app, menu/settings/select-account/more-settings/folder-sync-settings..
Opened the app, hit settings and the only similar option I see is "General settings", after selecting which I see nothing about folder-sync'ing. What am I doing wrong?
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Under settings for the Samung Email app, you should see "Added account" label just under "General settings", with all your accounts (that you have set up) listed below that.

If you haven't set up your accounts yet, there won't be any accounts there
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Gotcha.. didn't realize selecting the account was what actually launched me into its particular settings/expected the option to simply be available after hitting the settings button and/or selecting General settings etc.
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