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  1. #1
    Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but the spam is hitting the
    cell phone on a regular basis now.

    I get the alert that I have pcs mail, check my mail, and it's spam.

    It wouldn't be so bad, but each message hits off my "allowance", and
    pretty soon I'll be paying overages on that.

    I've looked online, to try to change the email to something not as
    easily generated by the spammer's autogenerators, but can't find
    anyway to do it.

    Can customer service do it? Is it possible at all?


    --
    Deb



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  2. #2
    R Vargas
    Guest

    Re: cellphone spam - how to change email address?

    In article <[email protected]>, ddm46
    @att.net says...
    > Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but the spam is hitting the
    > cell phone on a regular basis now.
    >=20
    > I get the alert that I have pcs mail, check my mail, and it's spam.
    >=20
    > It wouldn't be so bad, but each message hits off my "allowance", and
    > pretty soon I'll be paying overages on that.
    >=20
    > I've looked online, to try to change the email to something not as
    > easily generated by the spammer's autogenerators, but can't find
    > anyway to do it.
    >=20
    > Can customer service do it? Is it possible at all?
    >=20
    >=20
    > --
    > Deb
    >=20


    For a Wireless Web phone, no. Email service was tacked on a freebie=20
    service, and has some of that functionality not enabled. PCS Mail=20
    for the 8500 (I think that's the phone you say you have) provides a=20
    one-time-only option for creating a PCS mail name. And any data=20
    support tech who writes a trouble ticket to get it changed will get=20
    the ticket rejected.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    ~+~
    "A thing moderately good is not so good=20
    as it ought to be. Moderation in temper=20
    is always a virtue, but moderation in=20
    principle is always a vice."
    Thomas Paine, "The Rights of Man", 1792



  3. #3
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: cellphone spam - how to change email address?


    "R Vargas" <[email protected]st.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    In article <[email protected]>, ddm46
    @att.net says...
    > Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but the spam is hitting the
    > cell phone on a regular basis now.
    >
    > I get the alert that I have pcs mail, check my mail, and it's spam.
    >
    > It wouldn't be so bad, but each message hits off my "allowance", and
    > pretty soon I'll be paying overages on that.
    >
    > I've looked online, to try to change the email to something not as
    > easily generated by the spammer's autogenerators, but can't find
    > anyway to do it.
    >
    > Can customer service do it? Is it possible at all?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Deb
    >


    For a Wireless Web phone, no. Email service was tacked on a freebie
    service, and has some of that functionality not enabled. PCS Mail
    for the 8500 (I think that's the phone you say you have) provides a
    one-time-only option for creating a PCS mail name. And any data
    support tech who writes a trouble ticket to get it changed will get
    the ticket rejected.

    --
    RX_
    O/Siris

    I'd suggest that Deb go into her settings, and turn off email notification.
    Now, with regards to my prior complaint about spam on the SPCS email
    servers, I use to get over 150 spams a week. It appears that SPCS has added
    a spam filtering program to the email server, as I'm only showing 6 emails
    after a week. All of them are spams, however, when looking at the subject
    lines, they all look legit.

    So, kudos go out to SPCS to finally fix the amount of spam I was receiving
    on a weekly basis.

    Bob





  4. #4

    Re: cellphone spam - how to change email address?

    On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:15:48 GMT, "Bob Smith"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >I'd suggest that Deb go into her settings, and turn off email notification.


    The problem is, that with the travelling I do for business, I use it
    for notifications from the airlines about my flights. So, I can
    either do without the notifications, or pay for the spam when it
    crosses over my 50 per month allowance.

    One more month....one more month...<sigh>

    --
    Deb



  5. #5

    Re: cellphone spam - how to change email address?

    On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 04:24:41 GMT, R Vargas <[email protected]st.net>
    wrote:


    >For a Wireless Web phone, no. Email service was tacked on a freebie
    >service, and has some of that functionality not enabled. PCS Mail


    On what freebie service? I pay $5.00 per month for Wireless Web, for
    an allowance of 50 messages per month. Each of the spam messages I
    receive on the phone pings out one of those 50.

    >for the 8500 (I think that's the phone you say you have) provides a


    No, I have the Samsung SPH A400

    >one-time-only option for creating a PCS mail name. And any data
    >support tech who writes a trouble ticket to get it changed will get
    >the ticket rejected.


    So, I can't change the email to something less "guessable" by a
    spammer, and unless I turn off the feature entirely and give up the
    main reason I have it, which are the airline alerts when I travel,
    will be stuck paying the overages on the spam.

    One more month....one more month......<sigh>


    --
    Deb



  6. #6
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: cellphone spam - how to change email address?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected][email protected] says...
    > So, I can't change the email to something less "guessable" by a
    > spammer, and unless I turn off the feature entirely and give up the
    > main reason I have it, which are the airline alerts when I travel,
    > will be stuck paying the overages on the spam.
    >=20


    No, what I said is that you cannot change your name with a=20
    *Wireless Web* phone. And the A400 *is* a Wireless Web=20
    phone. See the caps? A brand name. Previous technology. =20
    The newer technology, Vision, has different "hooks" into=20
    the email system, and now the username *can* be changed. =20
    As often as you wish.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    -+-
    **A thing moderately good is not so good as it=20
    ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a=20
    virtue, but moderation in principle is always a
    vice.**
    -Thomas Paine. The Rights of Man. 1792-



  7. #7

    Re: cellphone spam - how to change email address?

    On Wed, 28 Jul 2004 06:20:29 GMT, O/Siris <0sr[email protected]ntpcs.cm>
    wrote:

    >
    >No, what I said is that you cannot change your name with a
    >*Wireless Web* phone. And the A400 *is* a Wireless Web
    >phone. See the caps? A brand name. Previous technology.
    >The newer technology, Vision, has different "hooks" into
    >the email system, and now the username *can* be changed.
    >As often as you wish.


    *If* I get a different phone, right?

    I'll live with it for another month.


    --
    Deb



  8. #8
    O/Siris
    Guest

    Re: cellphone spam - how to change email address?

    In article <[email protected]>,=20
    [email protected][email protected] says...
    > *If* I get a different phone, right?
    >=20
    >=20


    Your choice. I've always been baffled, though, by someone=20
    who'll complain about something for months on end, and yet=20
    not take all the actions available to them to resolve it.

    --=20
    R=D8=DF
    O/Siris
    -+-
    **A thing moderately good is not so good as it=20
    ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a=20
    virtue, but moderation in principle is always a
    vice.**
    -Thomas Paine. The Rights of Man. 1792-



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