09-22-09 12:14 PM
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  1. Trevor's Avatar
    Here is what needs to be done to prevent spam from ending up on your BlackBerry. (Assuming your email account has a poor spam filter or doesn't have one at all.)

    1. Create a free gmail account by going to gmail.com (ex spam@gmail.com)
    2. Set your unfiltered email address (example@domain.com) to forward to spam@gmail.com
    3. Add both spam@gmail.com and example@domain.com to your BlackBerry using the BIS website.
    4. Login to BIS and click the filters button next to the example@domain.com account.
    5. Check the option under "When no filter applies" that says do not forward messages to device.

    That's it, enjoy your spam free email! You can now send using your example@domain.com account just as usual, but the incoming mail will route through gmail and the spam will be held from going to the device.

    The whole process only take a few minutes to setup and costs nothing. I just can't see wasting money on a pay solution. An added bonus is that Gmail will archive your email and keep copies of your received mail so if you need it is available to you.

    Good luck,
    Trevor
    09-30-07 03:04 PM
  2. wirelessforever's Avatar
    Here is what needs to be done to prevent spam from ending up on your BlackBerry. (Assuming your email account has a poor spam filter or doesn't have one at all.)

    1. Create a free gmail account by going to gmail.com (ex spam@gmail.com)
    2. Set your unfiltered email address (example@domain.com) to forward to spam@gmail.com
    3. Add both spam@gmail.com and example@domain.com to your BlackBerry using the BIS website.
    4. Login to BIS and click the filters button next to the example@domain.com account.
    5. Check the option under "When no filter applies" that says do not forward messages to device.

    That's it, enjoy your spam free email! You can now send using your example@domain.com account just as usual, but the incoming mail will route through gmail and the spam will be held from going to the device.

    The whole process only take a few minutes to setup and costs nothing. I just can't see wasting money on a pay solution. An added bonus is that Gmail will archive your email and keep copies of your received mail so if you need it is available to you.

    Good luck,
    Trevor
    Wouldn't it be easier just to use Gmail as your primary email address?

    That's what I do and I love Gmail.
    10-12-07 04:08 AM
  3. betteroffdad's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be easier just to use Gmail as your primary email address?

    That's what I do and I love Gmail.
    Not really an option for most corporate users. People get snobby about email addresses, and I'm not telling any of my clients to email me at gmail dot anything, lol.

    Interesting...I actually did this awhile back to forward all of my hotmail and another private email (that was getting about 100 spam per day because it was posted on the net) to a gmail account that I set up. Then I set my BIS to get my corporate email and my gmail, which got all of my personal email. It cut down my spam by 99%, but I hadn't tried doing the same for my corporate email. I'm gonna' try it out.

    Now, I did set my corporate email to forward to gmail, but I did it in the hopes that my corporate email would come to my phone as fast as gmail does. It didn't work for some reason, and I'm still trying to figure that out.
    10-13-07 01:00 PM
  4. shadowsports's Avatar
    Great Idea, but my gmail inbox gets SPAMMED bit time and I have taken very aggressive steps creating filters and such to combat this. If I was depending on Gmails spam filtering to keep my inbox clean, I'd be sunk. I got a gmail account very early on and stupidly chose a very popular addy. The account receives about 30+ spam emails p/ day. Of those, about 3 make it into my box each day. My hotmail account is much better, spam free. My gmail account is a joke, but everyone wants the address. Its not my screen name BTW.
    Last edited by shadowsports; 10-29-07 at 01:16 AM.
    10-29-07 01:13 AM
  5. Bla1ze's Avatar
    lol stop posting your email to every web site that asks for it, no matter how "popular" an email address is, it can only be obtained by

    A) You giving it to them.
    B) Spam bots perusing websites to find email accounts.

    I have had a gmail account from the very first day it was launched,NEVER do I get any spam in it.
    10-29-07 01:27 AM
  6. shadowsports's Avatar
    lol stop posting your email to every web site that asks for it, no matter how "popular" an email address is, it can only be obtained by

    A) You giving it to them.
    B) Spam bots perusing websites to find email accounts.

    I have had a gmail account from the very first day it was launched,NEVER do I get any spam in it.

    Funny Bla1ze,

    A) I never gave the address out
    B) SPAM bots didn't find it ether

    It's just a common name, well known, in a dictionary and easily guessed. I use the account infrequently, but am amazed how much it gets hit. I've watched it increase steadily over the years.

    I don't have spam problems elsewhere, nor do any of the employees in our company using an Exchange server which I am responsible for. SPAM is big business. I am well aware of how it works and propagates. I'm sure you do as well.

    Thanks
    Last edited by shadowsports; 10-29-07 at 01:48 AM.
    10-29-07 01:38 AM
  7. Bla1ze's Avatar
    how do you know if spam bots didnt find it, since you are so well aware of how it propagates then you are also well aware of how easily it is obtained..if one was looking for it...one script on a pc can scour millions of webpages in a day and find billions of email addresses...exchange servers understandably will get less spam, thats just common sense there....but I agree with you..if IT was that easily "guessed", but I dunno many spammers who would waste time guessing emails when they have spam lists and spiders/bots for that lol.
    Last edited by Bla1ze; 10-29-07 at 01:56 AM.
    10-29-07 01:49 AM
  8. shadowsports's Avatar
    Agreed, I'm sure existing names gathered by bots, crawlers and spiders were used, compiled then changed to @gmail.com domain. Their work was cut out for them. I use and test accounts with yahoo, gmail, hotmail and lycos. In my experience Hotmail and Yahoo have been the most aggressive.
    10-29-07 02:09 AM
  9. Bla1ze's Avatar
    I've not used a hotmail account in years, I have a yahoo account, but I think I only signed up for it cause I needed a Flickr ID or something...but as I stated I have no problems with my gmail account, guess just luck, that and I very rarely issue it out to anyone really, only trusted websites and people...all other email goes through one of my domain names.
    10-29-07 02:14 AM
  10. pungu's Avatar
    This all sounds good but I still need to use outlook from time to time for my email. I have great filter on outlook. How can set up system to only send a copy of my email to gmail?

    Don
    11-08-07 10:56 AM
  11. Sayuuk's Avatar
    Here is what needs to be done to prevent spam from ending up on your BlackBerry. (Assuming your email account has a poor spam filter or doesn't have one at all.)

    1. Create a free gmail account by going to gmail.com (ex spam@gmail.com)
    2. Set your unfiltered email address (example@domain.com) to forward to spam@gmail.com
    3. Add both spam@gmail.com and example@domain.com to your BlackBerry using the BIS website.
    4. Login to BIS and click the filters button next to the example@domain.com account.
    5. Check the option under "When no filter applies" that says do not forward messages to device.

    That's it, enjoy your spam free email! You can now send using your example@domain.com account just as usual, but the incoming mail will route through gmail and the spam will be held from going to the device.

    The whole process only take a few minutes to setup and costs nothing. I just can't see wasting money on a pay solution. An added bonus is that Gmail will archive your email and keep copies of your received mail so if you need it is available to you.

    Good luck,
    Trevor
    Why do you still add both of the adresses to your BIS? Isn't it sufficient to just add the new gmail account?
    01-03-08 07:00 PM
  12. Zak8022's Avatar
    Why do you still add both of the adresses to your BIS? Isn't it sufficient to just add the new gmail account?
    I don't think you would really need to. You'd just need to make sure that in your BIS setting for the gmail account you set the Reply-to address as your business email account... that way it won't look like you're routing anything thru gmail.
    01-16-08 02:54 PM
  13. bdigital3's Avatar
    Great tip, thanks.
    01-16-08 11:33 PM
  14. gmergurltech's Avatar
    Thanks for the information.
    01-17-08 02:16 AM
  15. dshogan's Avatar
    How do I reply to received messages without them coming from the gmail address? I have changed my reply to: but when I do the replying it comes from gmail.
    02-18-08 02:18 PM
  16. SarahAnn's Avatar
    I love my gmail account. I just use AOL for my dummy account...myspace and what not

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    04-03-08 03:17 AM
  17. patrick.waugh's Avatar
    Problem with this strategy is that it will delay your email a bit too.

    I think it's just far better to use GMail as the master inbox, and it's filters to setup which email you want forwarded to the device right away, and which you don't want forwarded. You can then allow gmail's excellent filters to work for you without sending mail in a loop.

    If you are a corp user, then you'll have corp spam filtering and no need to do this at all.

    Patrick
    04-17-08 05:05 PM
  18. giorgosh's Avatar
    Sounds a really useful idea! I really like Gmails spam filters and will be using them to filter my corp email too! May I ask whether it will forward ALL Outlook emails or just the inbox? I'm asking cause I got the issue describe below:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/not-...d-mails-93676/
    11-14-08 01:50 AM
  19. ppbb's Avatar
    How do I reply to received messages without them coming from the gmail address? I have changed my reply to: but when I do the replying it comes from gmail.

    i'm having the same issue. Any replies it always defaults to the Gmail acct.

    if i forward a message i can select which email acct to forward with. but not on any replies. strange.
    I do love gmail's spam filter. it really works well.

    thanks for all the tips, this forum is great.
    11-16-08 12:12 PM
  20. The Bone's Avatar
    i'm having the same issue. Any replies it always defaults to the Gmail acct.

    if i forward a message i can select which email acct to forward with. but not on any replies. strange.
    I do love gmail's spam filter. it really works well.

    thanks for all the tips, this forum is great.
    Got exactly the same problem.....please someone help!!
    11-20-08 09:38 AM
  21. ppbb's Avatar
    i think i figured out why it is happening. since the mail is downloaded thru gmail, when you hit reply it will only reply from the account the mail was downloaded on. on my desktop I can select any mail account to reply from. but the bb only allows reply from that same account the mail was received on. why? I have no idea. BUt what I do now is forward the mail and copy/paste the recipients. not the best way but at least my business contacts see email from my business account this way.

    maybe some of you smart bb users can figure out a cure. til then i'll play with my curve that i love.
    11-20-08 12:24 PM
  22. ppbb's Avatar
    btw -i do want add that this gmail spam filter works great. its catching all the spam and passing thru the good mail. i think there was 1 message in the spam folder that was legit email. all the others were spam and its working great!
    11-20-08 03:36 PM
  23. ppbb's Avatar
    Man this thread be deader than JFK.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-21-08 11:32 PM
  24. Jonneh's Avatar
    How do I reply to received messages without them coming from the gmail address? I have changed my reply to: but when I do the replying it comes from gmail.
    I, too have this same problem.
    01-30-09 08:28 PM
  25. tom001's Avatar
    Any luck in solving the problem above?
    04-03-09 11:31 AM
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