Spam can be annoying…if you only get one or two of those messages per day. For some, spam is a kind of plague which infests the inbox with dozens of messages daily. We want to get rid of it, but it just keeps coming, despite the filters we set up. I’ve noticed that the spam to my @bbgeeks address contains subject lines like “Your Confirmation Required,” something I can’t block because there’s a good chance I get a real mail with a similar heading. Can’t block the names, either, because they’re automated and change with every message. After the jump, we’ll go over a couple of quick spam solutions.
The first is using Gmail as a spam blocker. We discussed this early last month. It’s a free method, thanks to Gmail’s superb spam filtering capabilities. It’ll take five minutes of your time, for sure. One of the comments, though, makes it seem like people would rather spend $50 than five minutes. If you’re like that, read on.
If you’re so inclined you could check out Antair BlackBerry Spam Filter. It’s a simple program you install right to your BlackBerry, and it does what the name implies. Right out of the box it can filter out your unwanted messages, but it doesn’t stop there. You can also customize the filters to make sure that not even a message slips through the cracks. IT Professionals has a quality review of the application.
It costs $49.95, which might be steep for some. As I said above, it seems a bit more economical just to filter everything through Gmail. However, not everyone has that option. If you can’t use Gmail as a filter, or if you don’t want to, Antair presents a viable alternative. You can check it out at the BBGeeks Store (linked above). Make sure to hit the link or free trial.