Getting texts from OZMAIL?
I searched the entire forum and all threads for "ozmail", but nothing came up. After the past week I've been receiving numerous texts that states "OZMAIL CI=(then a lot of numerical and alpha characters.). The number that it sends from is: 118012222357
I've yet to call Verizon about this matter, but figured someone around here may be experiencing the same thing.
- 06-06-2011, 12:41 AM #2
- 06-06-2011, 01:09 AM #3
- 28 Posts
It is internet email to sms text spam. Here is how to stop it (be sure to scroll down and read the details):
How to Stop SMS Text Spam and How to Report SMS Txt Msg Spam - The Internet Patrol
You can call Verizon and 1) ask for a credit on the SMS spam and 2) ask them to block internet-to-sms emails to your phone. That way the only sms messages you will receive will be from smartphones.
- 06-06-2011, 05:39 AM #5
- 06-06-2011, 06:57 AM #6
funny you guys mention this...my buddy came home with a phone over the weekend with the same thing.
It's relating to leaving something (aim or email) running on an old phone..and not shutting it off. Something to do with data stored on Verizon's servers (im assuming some sort of cache). I found it looking for him.
"That's because OZmail is not spam. It's a function built by your carrier to allow SMS alerts for new email to be sent to your phone by a third-party email service provider" Copied from a site I found searching google for OZmail.
Read more: How to Stop Ozmail Text on Verizon | eHow.com How to Stop Ozmail Text on Verizon | eHow.com
The funny thing is the verizon store told him it was an app he downloaded...haha. He didn't even have one on his phone yet.
- 06-06-2011, 07:10 AM #7
I came from a feature phone from a feature phone to my first droid. Within 2 hours of setting my phone up I started getting ozmail sms. I ended up with about 25 in the first 3 days. Googled ozmail and came up with all the headache's people have had with getting it to stop. So I called VZ CS. Told them about it the guy looked up ozmail and there was a notice about it. Asked if I had email set up on my old phone. I did not said not to worry they would handle it. 2 weeks go by then i start getting the ozmail crap again. I called VZ back they transferred me to tier 2 support. The young lady said it was a Verizon service they use. She said reply "STOP" she did some stuff in my account and I have been oz free for a few more weeks now. Hope this helps.
- 06-06-2011, 07:59 AM #9
- 06-06-2011, 09:15 AM #10
Just got off the phone with vzw cs. They ended up transferring me to a tech where they then searched my number in some sort of system to make sure I have been removed from the list. She also told me to reply to the OZMAIL message with a all caps "STOP" no quotes. So I'll give it until I get back from Bonnaroo to say if this is a solution to the problem.
- 06-06-2011, 12:39 PM #12
- 198 Posts
I'm speaking to VZW tech support, and they are telling me that it is because I had mobile email on a pre-existing device, and that these are notifications from that. This is why by going into whatever email accounts you had set up on your mobile email, and disabling notifications, they should stop. Hope this helps.
I did have to have them issue a trouble ticket.. and they should be able to put a stop to it. I also did go into my yahoo mail and deleted my cell phone number from all my settings.
- 06-06-2011, 02:21 PM #13
I just have my email setup on my blackberry curve. I activated it a week or two ago to test if the phone still worked. No way I'll be taking my Charge to Bonnaroo. Once I get back from the festival I'll wipe the blackberry and see if it helps as well. Thanks guys.
- 06-16-2011, 09:41 PM #15
- 19 Posts
- Rooted Debloated Stock
I just started getting these on my Charge since the EE1 or EE4 update (can't say for sure because I applied both the same day). When I try to open the message it disappears from the list. I'm using Go SMS Pro instead of the stock Messaging application (it's effectively disabled so I don't know if it would be giving me the same problems). The culprit (at least for me) seems to be syncing Yahoo! Mail to the stock Email app on the phone (though it's just a guess).
I did see "Yahoo! Mail for Verizon" under my Yahoo account info "Manage App and Website Connections". When I delete it I get an error on the phone that I have to re-authenticate, but none of those texts. I've switched to using the Yahoo! Mail app from the market and so far so good.
- 06-16-2011, 09:45 PM #16
- 6 Posts
I got a few sms's from them a few weeks ago, but haven't since. Hopefully replying "stop" worked...? I'm just using the Gmail app that came with the phone, and haven't used any other non-stock email apps, so I'm not sure why I got them to begin with.Droid Charge- imnuts's CWM/voodoo lagfix, PBJ Time kernel= super fast and sexy
Samsung Fascinate- Rooted...
- 06-20-2011, 11:23 AM #17
- 06-21-2011, 11:11 AM #18
Text Messages from 118012222357 OzMail
After the 1st couple of Text messages, I called Verizon. I had switched from a Charge to a Thunderbolt and Verizon told me it was because of one of the apps that I had downloaded for the Charge but was not using on the Thunderbolt. I contacted the developer and informed him of the problem. He was helpfull and said he would work on it. I have since uploaded the app on the Thunderbolt and hope this solves the problem.
- 06-21-2011, 11:51 AM #19
- 07-31-2011, 06:02 PM #20
- 12 Posts
Re: Getting texts from OZMAIL?
- 08-29-2011, 02:54 PM #21
- 10-09-2011, 10:08 PM #22
- 10-10-2011, 05:11 AM #23
Re: Getting texts from OZMAIL?
I rooted and installed gummycharged 2.0 yesterday on my charge, at some point during the day I started receiving the texts. Poked around online and found it was something to do with email getting forwarded to text or some such. I assumed it was gmail since that was the only account i had setup so far.
doing some more poking around i looked at the string of odd numbers and noticed MC=xxxx and during my checking around of email accounts and settings online - I was looking for anything to do with sms forwarding so i could disable it - I noticed the number was the same number as my AOL email inbox. I sent a few emails to that account and sure enough, I got the same amount of texts back and each time the MC=xxxx count increased.
I then deleted my inbox, and sent myself an email and bam. MC=1. I knew it was tied to my AOL account, and on a whim I went ahead and sent "STOP" no quotes to the text I received. I sent a few more texts to my gmail and AOL accounts, and so far so good. I have no idea if this is an AOL specific thing, or just general email. So I suppose you could check the MC=xxxx and compare it to whatever inboxes you have set up to figure out which email service is the culprit. But all in all sending STOP seemed to work for me so far.
Hope this helps.
- 10-11-2011, 07:06 AM #24
- 10-12-2011, 09:23 PM #25