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Avoiding spam in standard mail app


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  1. nattyb

    nattyb New Member This Topic's Starter

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    hi there

    I have a HTC desire and have my hotmail set up in the standard mail app.
    i have noticed that some of the mail that lands in the junk mail folder on hotmail itself goes straight into me inbox on my phone.

    can i avoid this at all?

    thanks

    nat
     

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  2. Chilly McFreeze

    Chilly McFreeze Well-Known Member

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    Not sure why that's happening, but it's another reason not to use that app and Hotmail. I found that app was eating up a lot of data for me because Hotmail is POP3 only and it therefore has to poll for new messages. I got round this by going into Hotmail on my PC and forwarding my mail to my gMail account (which is IMAP and therefore doesn't have to poll). I then turned polling off altogether on the Mail app and just use the gMail app now. I now use less data and get less spam (because gMail's spam filters seem better than Hotmail's to me).
     
  3. famac!

    famac! Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Hotmail now uses Exchange Activesync. Much better implementation than POP3. However, it is not officially supported for Android so there are some issues that need to be worked out like the notification of new mail on the phone for junk mail.
     
  4. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    Why not just forward the Hotmail emails to your GMail and assign it w label? GMail will take care of SPAM if it goes through, but from my experience, SPAM is usually not forwarded.
     
  5. marcosdipaolo

    marcosdipaolo Member

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    sorry to pop in with a different situation, but with my HTC desire HD i receive my pop email, my hosting provider has its own spam filter and when they catch spam the add a prefix to de email's subject like *****SPAM*****, what i usually do I program my email clients in my different computers to filter emails with that prefix just in case their own spam filter didn't catch the spam. Now, the Desire HD's mail app doesn't have spam filter and cannot filter messages so my inbox is totally full of spam all the time...., so disappointed, is there a solution for this?.

    p.s.: i temporarily told the hosting provider's spam filter to delete those emails, but of course that's not the solution due the possible loss of not spam email.
     
  6. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

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    Answered your post in the other thread in which you posted already. Personally, I find duplicating your post tin multiple threads to be a bit rude.
     
  7. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

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    If you know it's a different topic then why aren't you either creating your own thread or posting in a relevant thread? Thread hijacking is not regarded well on any forum site.
     

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