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  1. #1
    putty
    Guest
    I just got SPAMMED listed under Messaging/Notifications
    It is listed as from vt906liqhd@yahoo (dot com)

    11:15A Sat Feb 28th

    It was about ephedra.

    I didn't even KNOW I HAD a sprint email address. I have NEVER used it
    for anything. I once uploaded pictures from my phone to get it from my
    computer. Does that make me vulnerable?
    WHAT THE PLUKK CAN I DO TO STOP THIS **** BEFORE IT GETS WORSE. ONE IS
    ENOUGH! I NEVER WANT PLUKKIN SPAM ON MY PHONE!



    someone wrote this stuff before--

    "TechGeek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > [email protected] (Ray) wrote in message

    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > Did anyone get spammed (by text message)last evening from [email protected],
    > > something about Ephedra?
    > >
    > > Is there any way to block future spam?
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance,
    > > Ray

    >
    > Sprint is trying very hard to get rid of incoming spam, but with the
    > increasing number of people using their Sprint PCS email as a contact,
    > it's getting sold out to other companies for them to use. Once you
    > have one, it's only a matter of guessing that they can easily get
    > others.


    I don't think it is being sold out by Sprint, I think it is being
    "guessed"
    by spammers.

    Scotty



    See More: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?




  2. #2
    Scott Nelson
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    Log on to your account via the www.sprintpcs.com website and block the
    domains.
    If you don't use the e-mail feature, you can also turn off getting all
    e-mail.

    Scotty

    "putty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:280220041133316006%[email protected]...
    > I just got SPAMMED listed under Messaging/Notifications
    > It is listed as from vt906liqhd@yahoo (dot com)
    >
    > 11:15A Sat Feb 28th
    >
    > It was about ephedra.
    >
    > I didn't even KNOW I HAD a sprint email address. I have NEVER used it
    > for anything. I once uploaded pictures from my phone to get it from my
    > computer. Does that make me vulnerable?
    > WHAT THE PLUKK CAN I DO TO STOP THIS **** BEFORE IT GETS WORSE. ONE IS
    > ENOUGH! I NEVER WANT PLUKKIN SPAM ON MY PHONE!
    >
    >
    >
    > someone wrote this stuff before--
    >
    > "TechGeek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > [email protected] (Ray) wrote in message

    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > > Did anyone get spammed (by text message)last evening from [email protected],
    > > > something about Ephedra?
    > > >
    > > > Is there any way to block future spam?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > Ray

    > >
    > > Sprint is trying very hard to get rid of incoming spam, but with the
    > > increasing number of people using their Sprint PCS email as a contact,
    > > it's getting sold out to other companies for them to use. Once you
    > > have one, it's only a matter of guessing that they can easily get
    > > others.

    >
    > I don't think it is being sold out by Sprint, I think it is being
    > "guessed"
    > by spammers.
    >
    > Scotty






  3. #3
    TechGeek
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    putty <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<280220041133316006%[email protected]>...
    > >
    > > Sprint is trying very hard to get rid of incoming spam, but with the
    > > increasing number of people using their Sprint PCS email as a contact,
    > > it's getting sold out to other companies for them to use. Once you
    > > have one, it's only a matter of guessing that they can easily get
    > > others.

    >
    > I don't think it is being sold out by Sprint, I think it is being
    > "guessed"
    > by spammers.
    >
    > Scotty


    It's not being sold by Sprint, but with people downloading ringers and
    such from 3rd party sites that offer them for free are probabally
    getting their information sold by that company.

    Not only that, once you have one email address, it's quite easy to
    come up with a program to generate 10 digit numbers to send the spam
    to.

    This is coming very closely to crossing the line with the FCC
    regularions and federal law regarding soliciting items like that over
    cel phones, but those laws and regulations are voided once you give
    them your infomration.



  4. #4
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (TechGeek) wrote:

    > It's not being sold by Sprint, but with people downloading ringers and
    > such from 3rd party sites that offer them for free are probabally
    > getting their information sold by that company.


    I have my doubts, as my SPAM started right after I turned on Vision, and
    I only went to sites known for good privacy policys (i.e. Yahoo.Com).

    While Sprint PCS itself may not be "selling " info, it's not unknown for
    "insiders" to obtain user lists for the "friends".



  5. #5
    Scott Nelson
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    I have never d/l'ed any thing or have Vision and I have been spammed twice.
    More than likely, spammer(s) have figured out, that by going down the
    npa-npx-xxxx , they can get most of the subscribers.

    They start of with 0000, then 0001, then 0002, and so on.
    ie: [email protected] , [email protected]
    , etc.

    I have dictionary attacks against my e-mail server all the time. My E-Mail
    server just flips 'em off but it has more intelligence as well.
    That's why we need the "whitelist" option. Then we can 'block all' and allow
    specific addresses or domains while blocking everything else.

    Scotty


    "TechGeek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > putty <[email protected]> wrote in message

    news:<280220041133316006%[email protected]>...
    > > >
    > > > Sprint is trying very hard to get rid of incoming spam, but with the
    > > > increasing number of people using their Sprint PCS email as a contact,
    > > > it's getting sold out to other companies for them to use. Once you
    > > > have one, it's only a matter of guessing that they can easily get
    > > > others.

    > >
    > > I don't think it is being sold out by Sprint, I think it is being
    > > "guessed"
    > > by spammers.
    > >
    > > Scotty

    >
    > It's not being sold by Sprint, but with people downloading ringers and
    > such from 3rd party sites that offer them for free are probabally
    > getting their information sold by that company.
    >
    > Not only that, once you have one email address, it's quite easy to
    > come up with a program to generate 10 digit numbers to send the spam
    > to.
    >
    > This is coming very closely to crossing the line with the FCC
    > regularions and federal law regarding soliciting items like that over
    > cel phones, but those laws and regulations are voided once you give
    > them your infomration.






  6. #6
    Robert M.
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have never d/l'ed any thing or have Vision and I have been spammed twice.
    > More than likely, spammer(s) have figured out, that by going down the
    > npa-npx-xxxx , they can get most of the subscribers.
    >
    > They start of with 0000, then 0001, then 0002, and so on.
    > ie: [email protected] , [email protected]
    > , etc.
    >
    > I have dictionary attacks against my e-mail server all the time. My E-Mail
    > server just flips 'em off but it has more intelligence as well.
    > That's why we need the "whitelist" option. Then we can 'block all' and allow
    > specific addresses or domains while blocking everything else.
    >
    > Scotty



    But what of SPAM to [email protected] ?



  7. #7
    MRK
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    Same here . I don't want Vison never had vision and yet I get spammed

    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I have never d/l'ed any thing or have Vision and I have been spammed
    >> twice. More than likely, spammer(s) have figured out, that by going
    >> down the npa-npx-xxxx , they can get most of the subscribers.
    >>
    >> They start of with 0000, then 0001, then 0002, and so on.
    >> ie: [email protected] ,
    >> [email protected] , etc.
    >>
    >> I have dictionary attacks against my e-mail server all the time. My
    >> E-Mail server just flips 'em off but it has more intelligence as
    >> well. That's why we need the "whitelist" option. Then we can 'block
    >> all' and allow specific addresses or domains while blocking
    >> everything else.
    >>
    >> Scotty

    >
    >
    > But what of SPAM to [email protected] ?
    >





  8. #8
    Scott Nelson
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    Not sure I understand your question.

    Scotty


    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I have never d/l'ed any thing or have Vision and I have been spammed

    twice.
    > > More than likely, spammer(s) have figured out, that by going down the
    > > npa-npx-xxxx , they can get most of the subscribers.
    > >
    > > They start of with 0000, then 0001, then 0002, and so on.
    > > ie: [email protected] ,

    [email protected]
    > > , etc.
    > >
    > > I have dictionary attacks against my e-mail server all the time. My

    E-Mail
    > > server just flips 'em off but it has more intelligence as well.
    > > That's why we need the "whitelist" option. Then we can 'block all' and

    allow
    > > specific addresses or domains while blocking everything else.
    > >
    > > Scotty

    >
    >
    > But what of SPAM to [email protected] ?






  9. #9
    Matt
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    I think he was trying to get that address spammed by posting it on usenet.


    "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Not sure I understand your question.
    >
    > Scotty
    >
    >
    > "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > "Scott Nelson" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > I have never d/l'ed any thing or have Vision and I have been spammed

    > twice.
    > > > More than likely, spammer(s) have figured out, that by going down the
    > > > npa-npx-xxxx , they can get most of the subscribers.
    > > >
    > > > They start of with 0000, then 0001, then 0002, and so on.
    > > > ie: [email protected] ,

    > [email protected]
    > > > , etc.
    > > >
    > > > I have dictionary attacks against my e-mail server all the time. My

    > E-Mail
    > > > server just flips 'em off but it has more intelligence as well.
    > > > That's why we need the "whitelist" option. Then we can 'block all' and

    > allow
    > > > specific addresses or domains while blocking everything else.
    > > >
    > > > Scotty

    > >
    > >
    > > But what of SPAM to [email protected] ?

    >
    >






  10. #10
    Karen in MN
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    I just got one tonight, from [email protected] (which is "unavailable"
    according to hotmail) -- was the callback number 1-800-494-7185?

    I didn't even know I could get those ! I keep my phone for emergency
    purposes only, only two people have the phone number, and I have the lowest
    number of airtime minutes plan there is. This annoys me to no end!

    Will filing a complaint at the FTC site do anything?




    "putty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:280220041133316006%[email protected]...
    > I just got SPAMMED listed under Messaging/Notifications
    > It is listed as from vt906liqhd@yahoo (dot com)
    >
    > 11:15A Sat Feb 28th
    >
    > It was about ephedra.
    >
    > I didn't even KNOW I HAD a sprint email address. I have NEVER used it
    > for anything. I once uploaded pictures from my phone to get it from my
    > computer. Does that make me vulnerable?
    > WHAT THE PLUKK CAN I DO TO STOP THIS **** BEFORE IT GETS WORSE. ONE IS
    > ENOUGH! I NEVER WANT PLUKKIN SPAM ON MY PHONE!
    >
    >
    >
    > someone wrote this stuff before--
    >
    > "TechGeek" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > [email protected] (Ray) wrote in message

    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > > Did anyone get spammed (by text message)last evening from [email protected],
    > > > something about Ephedra?
    > > >
    > > > Is there any way to block future spam?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks in advance,
    > > > Ray

    > >
    > > Sprint is trying very hard to get rid of incoming spam, but with the
    > > increasing number of people using their Sprint PCS email as a contact,
    > > it's getting sold out to other companies for them to use. Once you
    > > have one, it's only a matter of guessing that they can easily get
    > > others.

    >
    > I don't think it is being sold out by Sprint, I think it is being
    > "guessed"
    > by spammers.
    >
    > Scotty






  11. #11
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    In article <280220041133316006%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    > I just got SPAMMED listed under Messaging/Notifications
    > It is listed as from vt906liqhd@yahoo (dot com)
    >=20
    > 11:15A Sat Feb 28th
    >=20
    > It was about ephedra.
    >=20
    > I didn't even KNOW I HAD a sprint email address. I have NEVER used it=20
    > for anything. I once uploaded pictures from my phone to get it from my
    > computer. Does that make me vulnerable?
    > WHAT THE PLUKK CAN I DO TO STOP THIS **** BEFORE IT GETS WORSE. ONE IS
    > ENOUGH! I NEVER WANT PLUKKIN SPAM ON MY PHONE!
    >=20
    >=20


    If it arrived into messaging/notifications, then they're not using=20
    SPCS email. That's a form of SMS, a one-way form. They're using the=20
    mail address of your phone number at messaging dot sprintpcs dot com=20
    (*****ed out to avoid bots).

    You can go to the SPCS web site, sign in, got to text messaging, and=20
    then to settings & preferences to block it completely, or just=20
    certain domains/addresses.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  12. #12
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    In article <27t0c.5161$ko6.60712@attbi_s02>, curtwing177
    @NOSPAMcomcast.net says...
    > I think he was trying to get that address spammed by posting it on usenet=

    ..
    >=20
    >=20


    He's done it before.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for Sprint PCS
    I *don't* speak for them



  13. #13
    Terry Knab
    Guest

    Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    What is happening is that spammers are guessing ranges of vision usernames.
    For example, I was at one time tknab02@spcs now, I'm something totally
    different that makes no reference to my name. I get zero spam as a result.
    =)

    Just change your vision username to something obscure and you'll not get
    spam. Most of it is addressed to random addresses.

    "Robert M." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] (TechGeek) wrote:
    >
    > > It's not being sold by Sprint, but with people downloading ringers and
    > > such from 3rd party sites that offer them for free are probabally
    > > getting their information sold by that company.

    >
    > I have my doubts, as my SPAM started right after I turned on Vision, and
    > I only went to sites known for good privacy policys (i.e. Yahoo.Com).
    >
    > While Sprint PCS itself may not be "selling " info, it's not unknown for
    > "insiders" to obtain user lists for the "friends".






  14. #14
    JAC
    Guest

    Re: Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    Does Sprint do any spam filtering on the front end?

    On Mon, 01 Mar 2004 18:01:32 GMT, O/Siris <0siris@sprÓntpcs.com>
    wrote:

    >In article <280220041133316006%[email protected]>, [email protected] says...
    >> I just got SPAMMED listed under Messaging/Notifications
    >> It is listed as from vt906liqhd@yahoo (dot com)
    >>
    >> 11:15A Sat Feb 28th
    >>
    >> It was about ephedra.
    >>
    >> I didn't even KNOW I HAD a sprint email address. I have NEVER used it
    >> for anything. I once uploaded pictures from my phone to get it from my
    >> computer. Does that make me vulnerable?
    >> WHAT THE PLUKK CAN I DO TO STOP THIS **** BEFORE IT GETS WORSE. ONE IS
    >> ENOUGH! I NEVER WANT PLUKKIN SPAM ON MY PHONE!
    >>
    >>

    >
    >If it arrived into messaging/notifications, then they're not using
    >SPCS email. That's a form of SMS, a one-way form. They're using the
    >mail address of your phone number at messaging dot sprintpcs dot com
    >(*****ed out to avoid bots).
    >
    >You can go to the SPCS web site, sign in, got to text messaging, and
    >then to settings & preferences to block it completely, or just
    >certain domains/addresses.





  15. #15
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: Re: I Just got SPAM on my cell phone WHAT the PLUKK CAN I DO to STOP it?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    JAC <techguy94-at-mchsi-dot-com@>JAC <techguy94-at-mchsi-
    dot-com@> says...
    > Does Sprint do any spam filtering on the front end?


    No. SPCS considers PCS Mail a freebie service, and=20
    provides only a basic email system with very limited=20
    "advanced" features.

    --=20
    -+-
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    I work for SprintPCS
    I *don't* speak for them.



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