Stop Spam Email arriving as Text Messages

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  1. Cobra_Gt

    Cobra_Gt New Member

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    I keep getting text messages from travel and ticket places from an email. How do I cut/block this on my S5 (G900V) with 5.0 update, Verizon? Different email address, different phone number to call.

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    Blacklisting senders is an SMS app-specific feature. I use ChompSMS which supports it (long-click the contact and select "Blacklist"). Not sure if the stock messaging app supports it or not.
     
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    I've never received spam via text msgs but my significant other has had a couple. She just adds them to her blacklist and viola...their gone. Are you using the stock messenger or a third party msg app?
    I use GoSMS and by long pressing on the message without opening it, you can then choose to forward it, add to blacklist, etc. She uses Chomp and it has a similar feature.
    Oftentimes if you reply with "stop", they will remove you from their auto msg queue.
    Good luck!

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    I am using the stock messaging app. I will try ChompSMS with the stock message app.

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    Chomp is a replacement for the stock messaging app, you'll have better luck if you disable the stock app while using a 3rd party app such as Chomp (or Handcent, etc.).
     
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    Yes, I just figured that out.

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