Spam Filter/Blocker Available For HTC Hero?


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  1. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Greetings!

    I'm often away from home and use my Hero to check email on about 8 different POP accounts. At home I use Outlook and can set Rules and Filters to get rid of spam. On the Hero I don't have that luxury.

    Does anybody know of any kind of spam filter/blocker that I can install on my Hero to set rules similar to those I use in Outlook? I get absolutely bombarded with spam all day; anything from online pharmacy's to cheap software to porn/sex sites. My Outlook catches it and deletes it before I ever see it, but with my Hero, I have to wade through all this crap!

    Does anybody else have this problem, and how are you getting around it?

    Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions...
     

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  2. creglenn

    creglenn Well-Known Member

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    If you mark those emails as spam then gmail can automatically send them to your spam box so you dont see then. You can do this by going to the email, click menu, click more and then click report as spam.
     
  3. frijoli

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    what if you don't use gmail? Is the a good filter available that's been tried?

    Thanks,
    Clay
     
  4. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member

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    Have gmail read the POP3 accounts you want to see on the Hero, then set up filters in gmail so you only get the mail you want. I've been doing this for quite a while and it works really well. Sometimes gmail won't read the mail for a little while (30 minutes), but usually it works pretty quickly. A benefit of doing it this way is that gmail is push email, so you get notified of the emails when they arrive and you don't have to poll.

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  5. wardfan

    wardfan Well-Known Member

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    As the OP stated, he has POP accounts NOT GMAIL, talking about gmail will not fix his issue. He is looking for a spam filter on the phone that he can use that is like Outlook's.

    Sorry, I am using stock email client and have not looked for a spam filter, so I can not help you, just wanted to clarify to those not reading the whole post before replying.
     
  6. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member

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    Please read the responses again. You can use gmail to read your POP3 accounts and do the filtering. So, while there don't appear to be any spam filters for POP3 clients, you can filter mail by having gmail read/filter the POP3 accounts.
     
  7. cooolone2

    cooolone2 Well-Known Member

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    I was going to suggest this as well. You can set Gmail to goto your OTHER email accounts and retrieve the mail there, then send it to your phone under the gmail account. You can set it too that if you reply from those POP mail accounts the reply will look like you sent if from the respective account.

    Now, that said, I'm assuming some of those accounts are AOL or Yahoo? There are filters inherent to those email accounts as well. If your getting THAT much spam, it might be a GOOD idea to change your email address to a new account and only give the change to those you wish to keep. I have found over the years, this is the only REAL way to eliminate SPAM. Once you get onto one of those list's, it's hard to fight your way out.

    Anyway, just a few suggestions, hope it helps.

    Happy Trails!
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