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  1. #1
    Bob Smith
    Guest
    Here's my X-Mas wish list for SPCS email.

    Meta brought up this issue up earlier and I wanted to follow up on it.
    SPCS needs to fix their email module, and quickly. I don't know about
    the rest of you, but I'm just getting a ton of spam sent to my
    sprintpcs.com address. Seems like everyone is either pushing Viagra,
    a natural Viagra substitute, mortgages, health insurance, term life
    insurance ... what ever.

    Last night, I woke up three times between 2:00 AM to 5:00 AM, with my
    phone ringing with a new notification. Needless to say, I didn't get a
    full night's sleep.

    There are several main items which need fixing.

    1) On line via laptop or regular computer, it's design is minimalistic
    to say the least, with no feature to check all, or to add a filter
    immediately. To add a filter, one has to go into preferences, to add
    it. Once the filter is added, there is no function to apply the filter
    to knock out current spam. There should be the ability on the email
    screen to apply personal filters immediately.

    2) SPCS needs to add a SPAM filter internally to their email server,
    instead of having yours truly have to create filters for each changed
    subject header. I have all my SPCS email forwarded to my earthlink
    acct, and I see less than 20% of the forwarded SPCS email in my
    earthlink inbox. Earthlink, Yahoo, and all my other email accounts
    have spam filters and bulk mail folders on their respective servers
    .... Why can't SPCS do the same thing?

    I don't access email much at all on my phone. I do use it
    occasionally, when I ask my home office to send me short emails to
    confirm changes of insurance coverages for my clients, when I've
    visiting my clients. Also get some other stuff sent by family or
    friends, like pictures, etc.

    3) It would be nice if the email software on the phone was redesigned
    as well, with the ability to check all in the inbox, to delete all
    those emails from the phone, without having to go through each email
    to either move it or delete it.

    Bob






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  2. #2
    tom ronson
    Guest

    Re: SPCS Email program & Spam Email

    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]

    >I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm just getting a ton of spam sent

    to my sprintpcs.com address.

    Knock on wood I don't have this problem with my SPCS account ---- now
    another of my "regular" accounts I've had to abandon due to spam.

    >Seems like everyone is either pushing Viagra, a natural Viagra substitute,

    mortgages, health insurance, term life
    > insurance ... what ever.


    Ya, nothing like a pushy insurance guy --- LOL (just kidding Bob --- just
    kidding)

    >I have all my SPCS email forwarded to my earthlink
    > acct, and I see less than 20% of the forwarded SPCS email in my
    > earthlink inbox.


    Are you sure it is spam filters working for you, or SPCS not forwarding the
    stuff? I'd suspect the latter due to some experiments I've run with
    forwarding to an aacount that has no filtering of any sort and dreadful
    success rates forwarding mail. Frankly, due to it's hit or miss nature, I'd
    not rely on this aspect of the service. I also highly question how much of
    the mail that's sent to a SPCS mailbox ever making it, again learned from my
    testing on MY account.

    > 3) It would be nice if the email software on the phone was redesigned
    > as well, with the ability to check all in the inbox, to delete all
    > those emails from the phone, without having to go through each email
    > to either move it or delete it.


    I'm with you ---- I hate to scroll to the bottom of a note to delete / move
    it. There are easier ways.

    Shame of it is this isn't rocket science, and many many off the shelf open
    source programs would / could do the trick.

    All the best

    --tr





  3. #3
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: SPCS Email program & Spam Email


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Here's my X-Mas wish list for SPCS email.


    I don't want to be 'defensive' for SPCS, but I don't think they are in a
    better/worse postion than other ISP's...
    But the more they grow, the bigger the target..
    And if default mailboxes are in the form [email protected] spammers
    will just rotor through all the numbers in an evening, hunting 'victims'....

    Also, please don't take the next one 'personal' but...have you or do you
    engage in 'promiscuous' behavious with your SPRINTPCS email address . That
    is, have you EVER posted it to a WEB page or USENET group. If so, your
    address will be 'sold' over and over again....You need to consider changing
    addresses!


    > There are several main items which need fixing.
    >
    > 1) On line via laptop or regular computer, it's design is minimalistic
    > to say the least, with no feature to check all, or to add a filter
    > immediately. To add a filter, one has to go into preferences, to add
    > it. Once the filter is added, there is no function to apply the filter
    > to knock out current spam. There should be the ability on the email
    > screen to apply personal filters immediately.


    > 2) SPCS needs to add a SPAM filter internally to their email server,
    > instead of having yours truly have to create filters for each changed
    > subject header. I have all my SPCS email forwarded to my earthlink
    > acct, and I see less than 20% of the forwarded SPCS email in my
    > earthlink inbox. Earthlink, Yahoo, and all my other email accounts
    > have spam filters and bulk mail folders on their respective servers
    > ... Why can't SPCS do the same thing?


    Suggested interim fix, if it is getting to be a real pain: Use SPAMCOP
    (spamcop.net ) not .com!
    Filer for $30 a year... Don't know it will work with sprintpcs.com, but
    should!
    It works like this....

    SPAMCOP 'pops' sprintpcs.com...
    You 'pop' SPAMCOP...

    Warning: Until you setup your whitelist, it may seem draconian. At least
    some people think so


    > I don't access email much at all on my phone. I do use it
    > occasionally, when I ask my home office to send me short emails to
    > confirm changes of insurance coverages for my clients, when I've
    > visiting my clients. Also get some other stuff sent by family or
    > friends, like pictures, etc.


    Again, any chance in your business, that you address was 'published'?

    > 3) It would be nice if the email software on the phone was redesigned
    > as well, with the ability to check all in the inbox, to delete all
    > those emails from the phone, without having to go through each email
    > to either move it or delete it.
    >
    > Bob
    >


    I think the basic problem is we are dealing with a company (SPRINTPCS) that
    knows it needs to rapidly grow it's network, rapidly deploy PTT, rapidly add
    features in an environment where possible chaos may breakout with 'number
    portability' (people rolling in / people roll out)
    On top of that there are those people called 'stockholder' who want a return
    on their investment!

    I just with there was a customer forum / 'focus groups' / polling for new
    features / functions etc .etc





  4. #4
    CAT0NHAT
    Guest

    Re: SPCS Email program & Spam Email

    > On top of that there are those people called
    > 'stockholder' who want a return on their
    > investment!


    SprintPCS loses money every quarter, every year.,

    ===
    I don't work for Sprint
    I can be honest



  5. #5
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: SPCS Email program & Spam Email


    "tom ronson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]

    <snipped>

    > >I have all my SPCS email forwarded to my earthlink
    > > acct, and I see less than 20% of the forwarded SPCS email in my
    > > earthlink inbox.

    >
    > Are you sure it is spam filters working for you, or SPCS not

    forwarding the
    > stuff? I'd suspect the latter due to some experiments I've run with
    > forwarding to an aacount that has no filtering of any sort and

    dreadful
    > success rates forwarding mail. Frankly, due to it's hit or miss

    nature, I'd
    > not rely on this aspect of the service. I also highly question how

    much of
    > the mail that's sent to a SPCS mailbox ever making it, again learned

    from my
    > testing on MY account.


    I just checked via webmail on my earthlink account, and yes ... all
    the emails were forwarded ... and again, a majority of those were
    placed in the "known spam" inbox ...

    Bob





  6. #6
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: SPCS Email program & Spam Email


    "Joe Gill" <[email protected]@prodigy.net> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Here's my X-Mas wish list for SPCS email.

    >
    > I don't want to be 'defensive' for SPCS, but I don't think they are

    in a
    > better/worse postion than other ISP's...
    > But the more they grow, the bigger the target..
    > And if default mailboxes are in the form [email protected]

    spammers
    > will just rotor through all the numbers in an evening, hunting

    'victims'....
    >

    That's exactly what's happening as they are bulk emails, with similar
    respondant names ... I don't know about what the other ISP's are
    doing, but EL, RR, even Yahoo & Myway have put in bulk or known spam
    filters into their email servers ...

    > Also, please don't take the next one 'personal' but...have you or do

    you
    > engage in 'promiscuous' behavious with your SPRINTPCS email address

    .. That
    > is, have you EVER posted it to a WEB page or USENET group. If so,

    your
    > address will be 'sold' over and over again....You need to consider

    changing
    > addresses!
    >

    Not taking it personal at all Joe ... . I don't visit promiscuous
    sites, at least not on purpose ...I hit an occasional one when
    checking out links provided by Google. And to answer your question, I
    don't leave any email addresses at those sites.

    >
    > > There are several main items which need fixing.
    > >
    > > 1) On line via laptop or regular computer, it's design is

    minimalistic
    > > to say the least, with no feature to check all, or to add a filter
    > > immediately. To add a filter, one has to go into preferences, to

    add
    > > it. Once the filter is added, there is no function to apply the

    filter
    > > to knock out current spam. There should be the ability on the

    email
    > > screen to apply personal filters immediately.

    >
    > > 2) SPCS needs to add a SPAM filter internally to their email

    server,
    > > instead of having yours truly have to create filters for each

    changed
    > > subject header. I have all my SPCS email forwarded to my earthlink
    > > acct, and I see less than 20% of the forwarded SPCS email in my
    > > earthlink inbox. Earthlink, Yahoo, and all my other email accounts
    > > have spam filters and bulk mail folders on their respective

    servers
    > > ... Why can't SPCS do the same thing?

    >
    > Suggested interim fix, if it is getting to be a real pain: Use

    SPAMCOP
    > (spamcop.net ) not .com!
    > Filer for $30 a year... Don't know it will work with sprintpcs.com,

    but
    > should!
    > It works like this....
    >
    > SPAMCOP 'pops' sprintpcs.com...
    > You 'pop' SPAMCOP...
    >
    > Warning: Until you setup your whitelist, it may seem draconian. At

    least
    > some people think so


    It's something that I shouldn't have to do ... That's the ISP's
    responsibility.
    >
    >
    > > I don't access email much at all on my phone. I do use it
    > > occasionally, when I ask my home office to send me short emails to
    > > confirm changes of insurance coverages for my clients, when I've
    > > visiting my clients. Also get some other stuff sent by family or
    > > friends, like pictures, etc.

    >
    > Again, any chance in your business, that you address was

    'published'?

    No, not possible.

    >
    > > 3) It would be nice if the email software on the phone was

    redesigned
    > > as well, with the ability to check all in the inbox, to delete all
    > > those emails from the phone, without having to go through each

    email
    > > to either move it or delete it.
    > >
    > > Bob
    > >

    >
    > I think the basic problem is we are dealing with a company

    (SPRINTPCS) that
    > knows it needs to rapidly grow it's network, rapidly deploy PTT,

    rapidly add
    > features in an environment where possible chaos may breakout with

    'number
    > portability' (people rolling in / people roll out)
    > On top of that there are those people called 'stockholder' who want

    a return
    > on their investment!
    >
    > I just with there was a customer forum / 'focus groups' / polling

    for new
    > features / functions etc .etc


    Well, once PTT & SMS is released, this email situation needs to be put
    on the Top 10 things to fix list.

    Bob





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