Creating an Email Filter for a Blackberry
Note: The following applies if you are using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager
Version 22.214.171.124 (Apr 27 2005). A different process may be needed for
other versions - see
BlackBerry Email Filters
for instructions for
version 126.96.36.199 (Apr 26 2007).
To create an email filter to stop some email from going to a Blackberry,
e.g. messages that have been tagged as spam, take the following steps:
Open the BlackBerry Desktop Manager on the PC. If you don't see a
shortcut for it, look under Start, All Programs, then
- Double-click on Redirector Settings.
- Click on the Filters tab.
- Click on the New button.
In the Filter Name field, type a name for the filter, e.g. "Spam".
Check the Subject checkbox and type the text that will appear in the
subject field that identifies spam. In the case where SpamAssassin marks
probable spam with "[SPAM]", you would put
[SPAM] in that field.
If, instead, you did not want to forward messages from a particular email
address, you would check the From checkbox. If you didn't want
to forward messages from multiple senders, you could put all of their
email addresses in the From field, separating the addresses by
semicolons. You can also use an asterisk as a wildcard to block multiple
sending addresses. For instance if you wanted to block all email from
xyzcorp.com senders, you could put *@xyzcorp.com in the
When you have specified the filter you want, check "Don't forward messages to the
- Click on OK.
- Click on OK again.
Barclays Banking Scam Pointing to Russian Website
I received a message this evening purportedly from Barclays Bank, a bank
in the U.K. The message is shown below:
As part of our security measures, we regularly screen activity in the
Barclays Online Bank system. we recently contacted you after noticing an
issue on your account. We requested information from you for the
Our system requires further account verification.
Due to the recent update of the servers, you are requested to please
restore your account info at the following link.
We have asked few additional information which is going to be the part of
secure login process. These additional information will be asked during
your future login security so, please provide all these info completely
and correctly otherwise due to security reasons we may have to close your
J. S. Smith
Barclays Bank PLC.
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Mail sent to this address cannot be
For assistance, log in to your Barclays Online Bank account and choose
the "Help" link on any page.
Barclays Email ID # 1009
But the URL was clearly pointing to
I don't reside in the U.K. nor do I have a Barclays bank account, but I went
to the webpage and put in dummy information. There were several pages of
questions to answer with questions about one's Barclay bank account, spouse's
information,and credit card information. After submitting the information I
was taken to a valid Barclays Bank webpage. Anyone foolishly completing the
questionnaire with valid information would not only allow the scammer to access
his Barclays Bank account, but also commit identity theft.
I forwarded the information to internetsecurity @ barclays.co.uk, the email
address listed at Barclays Bank scam email
version of Scam Email
AOL Cuts 5,000 Jobs
AOL plans to cut about 5,000 jobs within 6 months as it tries to move away from
its dwindling subscription dial-up service. AOL is planning to offer its
services for free to broadband users, counting on advertising revenues to
AOL's user base has been dwindling as users move to broadband services. Those
that don't have access to broadband services or don't want to pay for
broadband services are also likely to choose cheaper dial-up services
rather than pay a premium price for AOL's ad-saturated dial-up service.
AOL to slash 5,000 jobs
August 3, 2006
AOL Tells Broadband Customers to Find New ISP
November 12, 2004