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    Default How to block texts from email addresses? [Solved]

    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).
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    Wow, over 300 views and not one response. Oh well thanks anyway.
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    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.
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    I've received a few of these within the past year. I wish I knew what to tell you.

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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    @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).
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    This is what the OP is talking about.
    I wish I could block them too.

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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    ^^ exactly @lopezj760.
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    I blocked text from the Web using the verizon Web site. I also blocked premium text services.

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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    K-Daddy, those choices block what I can do FROM my phone. They do not filter what spammers send TO my phone.
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    Call control

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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    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.
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses?

    Aha! I didn't drill deep enough. I saw that it was enabled (green check) and didn't go into "edit". Thanks again!
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses? [Solved]

    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.

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    You guys might take a look here too.
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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses? [Solved]

    Awesome! Thanks for the advice. Who would've thought Verizon's site would be of use :P

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    Default Re: How to block texts from email addresses? [Solved]

    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.

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