1. gozirra's Avatar
    I occasionally receive spam text messages (not emails, texts) where, instead of having a phone number displayed (which I could block) it shows an email address. Is there some magical way to block this junk? For text message spam and phone call spam coming from a phone number, I have a "frickin spammer" contact that I just add their number to. Any ideas? Verizon of course claims that its impossible for an email address to send me a spam (i.e. its not in their answer script so it doesn't exist).
    S Maduras likes this.
    07-16-2013 11:19 AM
  2. gozirra's Avatar
    Wow, over 300 views and not one response. Oh well thanks anyway.
    07-18-2013 02:41 PM
  3. ddog511's Avatar
    Are you sure it was a text message? In the past I had received something that could be similar, and found that it was the 'Talk' app. I disabled that and haven't had the issue since. Not saying that's what is happening to you, but it's a thought.
    07-18-2013 10:26 PM
  4. Droid Brick's Avatar
    I've received a few of these within the past year. I wish I knew what to tell you.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-19-2013 01:07 AM
  5. gozirra's Avatar
    @ddog511: Yes, they come in the stock Messages app, and instead of having callback numbers (or Unknown), they have email addresses in that field. Obviously spoofed, but as far as I've been able to tell so far, unblockable.

    @DroidBrick: Good! Well not good that you received them and don't know what to tell me, but good that someone else besides me has experienced this, so its not just my phone being possessed

    Thanks again for the responses (current and future).
    07-19-2013 06:19 PM
  6. lopezj760's Avatar
    This is what the OP is talking about.
    I wish I could block them too.

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    07-19-2013 08:38 PM
  7. gozirra's Avatar
    ^^ exactly @lopezj760.
    07-20-2013 09:43 AM
  8. K_Daddy's Avatar
    I blocked text from the Web using the verizon Web site. I also blocked premium text services.

    Posted via My Note 2
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    07-20-2013 10:25 AM
  9. gozirra's Avatar
    K-Daddy, those choices block what I can do FROM my phone. They do not filter what spammers send TO my phone.
    07-20-2013 02:42 PM
  10. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Call control

    --Tapatalk on SGS3.
    07-21-2013 09:35 AM
  11. underway99's Avatar
    Here's how to block text messages from the web and/or email:

    1. Login to your account and hit MY VERIZON.
    2. Choose VERIZON FAMILY SAFEGUARDS AND CONTROLS.
    3. Choose INTERNET SPAM BLOCKING.
    4. At the bottom of the number block list, choose BLOCK ALL TEXT MESSAGES SENT FROM THE WEB and BLOCK ALL TEXT MESSAGES FROM EMAIL .
    5. Save and close.

    You'll have to do this separately for every line on your account.
    gozirra, GSDer, lopezj760 and 4 others like this.
    07-22-2013 08:42 AM
  12. gozirra's Avatar
    Aha! I didn't drill deep enough. I saw that it was enabled (green check) and didn't go into "edit". Thanks again!
    07-22-2013 10:18 AM
  13. K_Daddy's Avatar
    I was getting text from email addresses and I went to Verizon.Com on my computer. Look for call blocking, there's a link there to block text from email and Web. I haven't had a spam message since.

    Posted via My Note 2
    07-22-2013 10:05 PM
  14. sfobrien's Avatar
    07-22-2013 10:18 PM
  15. Droid Brick's Avatar
    Awesome! Thanks for the advice. Who would've thought Verizon's site would be of use :P

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-24-2013 12:18 AM
  16. IrishSwtAngel87's Avatar
    Thanks!

    I've also been getting texts from email addresses that were clearly spam and couldn't for the life of me figure out how to block them. It's weird though because most of the ones I get are just blank messages but are from spammy type email addresses at yahoo.

    Went to the location in my Verizon account as directed above by underway99 and entered the current offending email address into the list of emails to block, since I've seen this one a few times. Not sure if it's new, but it appears that you can block up to 15 individual emails on your phone. So I'll see how that goes.... if I still get them from this guy then I'll check the box to block all emails.

    Thanks for the help! I've only started seeing this within the last month or 2 on my phone and it's been driving me nuts.
    01-16-2014 08:42 AM
  17. Carlos Posada1's Avatar
    RESPONSE FOR SPRINT USERS . . .

    FROM YOUR ACCOUNT'S MAIN PAGE GOT TO:
    1.- MY PREFERENCES
    2.- All about My Account
    2.1.- Limits and Permissions
    2.2.- Click Block Text
    2.a.- Select the account or number to who you want to make the changes to (account users)
    2.b.- Select Block only these numbers for inbound and outbound text messages
    2.c.- enter the 10 to 19 digit number you want to block or the 4 to 8 digit fast code or the email address or domain address


    From your mobile phone:

    Numbers can be added to this list by sending a text message to 9999 including the word Block and the phone number or short code or email address you'd like to add ... I am not pretty sure about being able to block the email address from your mobile
    i test it but did not worked for me

    03-05-2015 08:58 PM
  18. sweetamber84's Avatar
    Here's how to block text messages from the web and/or email:

    1. Login to your account and hit MY VERIZON.
    2. Choose VERIZON FAMILY SAFEGUARDS AND CONTROLS.
    3. Choose INTERNET SPAM BLOCKING.
    4. At the bottom of the number block list, choose BLOCK ALL TEXT MESSAGES SENT FROM THE WEB and BLOCK ALL TEXT MESSAGES FROM EMAIL .
    5. Save and close.

    You'll have to do this separately for every line on your account.


    I'm having this same problem. Someone is texting me from an email address. What are the steps for Boost mobile of any?
    07-19-2016 06:37 AM
  19. jconley350's Avatar
    Unfortunately, if you have an Android phone and your carrier is not Verizon, there's no simple way to block all text messages that are sent from email addresses. But I did find a work-around.

    1. Tap "Messages".
    2. Tap "More".
    3. Tap "settings".
    4. Tap "Block messages".
    5. Tap "Block phrases".

    In the "enter text" space, type in ".com", then tap the "+" sign to add it to your list of blocked phrases. Repeat this step for ".org", ".biz", ".edu" and any other web extension you can think of. Hopefully, this will solve the problem.
    12-28-2016 09:35 AM
  20. Becka Knaak's Avatar
    This worked from my Sprint phone. Thank you!

    From your mobile phone:

    Numbers can be added to this list by sending a text message to 9999 including the word Block and the phone number or short code or email address you'd like to add ... I am not pretty sure about being able to block the email address from your mobile
    02-20-2017 01:12 PM

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