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Here’s How to Block Spam Text from Your Email Account

Here’s How to Block Spam Text from Your Email Account

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  • Annoying spam texts from email addresses trick people with fake offers.
  • Spammers use email-to-SMS services to hide their identities.
  • Choose reliable email providers that don’t offer SMS sending.
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Spam texts from email accounts are becoming more bothersome for smartphone users. These unsolicited messages often claim to offer free prizes, low-interest loans, exclusive deals, and other enticing offers. Although they might appear harmless initially, there are valid reasons to consider blocking these spam texts.

Unwanted text messages from email accounts pertain to texts received on your phone from an email address instead of a traditional phone number.

These messages are labeled as spam because you haven’t chosen or requested to receive them. The senders acquired your number without your permission and are utilizing it to dispatch unsolicited communications.

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Identify Scam Text Messages

Identifying spam texts from email accounts can be challenging, but several common indicators serve as red flags. Here are signs that a text message could be a scam attempt:

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  • It comes from an email address instead of a phone number.
  • Makes unbelievable offers, like free vacations, gift cards, or loan approvals.
  • Uses urgent language, demanding an immediate response.
  • Contains spelling and grammatical mistakes.
  • Asks for personal information like your Social Security number.
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  • Includes suspicious links to phishing websites.

If a text message exhibits any of these traits, it is probably a scam. Delete it immediately without clicking on links or replying. Genuine businesses and contacts will always send messages from a legitimate phone number.

How scammers send spam texts from email addresses

Fraudsters and spammers have the ability to send text messages from email addresses through the use of email-to-SMS gateways. These services offer a platform that transforms email messages into SMS text messages.

Spammers typically create a free email account exclusively for sending spam texts. Subsequently, they acquire or buy databases containing cellphone numbers. By inputting the designated phone numbers into the email-to-SMS gateway system, they can effortlessly distribute numerous SMS spam messages to those numbers.

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The primary allure for spammers lies in the fact that utilizing an email-to-SMS service conceals their identity. Recipients will only perceive the email address instead of the genuine originating phone number.

Certain widely used email providers, such as Gmail or Outlook.com, do not support the sending of SMS text messages. However, numerous smaller, less recognized providers facilitate this feature, allowing the sending of large volumes of spam texts.

Methods that scammers use to obtain phone numbers

Regrettably, scammers employ various strategies to acquire mobile phone numbers for spamming:

  • Purchasing number lists on the dark web
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  • Hacking databases that contain personal information
  • Using phone number generation programs
  • Utilizing phone number-scraping bots to harvest numbers from websites
  • Guessing number combinations randomly
  • Obtaining numbers people publicly post online
  • Accessing numbers people submit on scam websites
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After obtaining a collection of numbers, scammers can easily utilize an email-to-SMS service to inundate individuals with undesirable spam texts. Even if a number is registered on the National Do Not Call Registry, many scammers disregard opt-out lists as they typically operate beyond legal boundaries.

This underscores the importance of remaining vigilant and promptly blocking any dubious texts that manage to infiltrate questionable email addresses.

How to Block Spam Texts on Google Messages

Google Messages serves as the default messaging application on the majority of contemporary Android phones. Fortunately, it comes equipped with effective built-in spam detection and blocking features.

Here’s a detailed guide on how to block spam texts from email addresses using Google Messages:

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  1. Open the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Tap your profile icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Select “Settings” from the menu.
  4. Scroll down and tap “Spam protection.”
  5. Toggle “Enable spam protection” to the On position.
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  7. Open the suspected spam text message thread.
  8. Tap the three-dot menu in the top-right corner.
  9. Choose “Block and report spam.”

And you’re done! Google will automatically relegate all upcoming texts from that sender to your spam folder. Enhance your spam protection for more effective automated filtering.

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The convenience of Google Messages lies in how effortlessly it enables the blocking of spam texts originating from email addresses. With just a few taps, you can eliminate unwanted messages from your inbox.

How to Block Spam Texts on Samsung Messages

Unlike Google Messages, Samsung Messages lacks automatic spam detection. Nevertheless, manually blocking spam texts from email addresses is a simple process.

Here are the steps to block spam in Samsung Messages:

  1. Launch the Samsung Messages app.
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  3. Tap on the suspected spam text conversation.
  4. Tap the email address at the top of the conversation.
  5. Select “Block” to confirm.

And that’s it! The email address is now blocked from sending any more texts to your device.

While not as advanced in automatic protection, Samsung Messages simplifies the process of manually blocking unwanted spam text conversations from email addresses. With just a few taps, you can effectively block the sender permanently.

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