"Spam" is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited bulk messages, especially advertising, indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media, such as mobile phones.

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How to prevent phone operator from opening spam popups?

My phone operator, Movistar Argentina, is sending a lot of spam. I managed to block most of the SMS, however it has now also started opening ad popups on my phone (see below). I've looked at How ...
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Find what app is causing popups, NOT in notification bar

I am getting these popups regularly. They do not appear in the notification center so I can't find out what app is causing them. The only app I can think of that I have installed recently, I have ...
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How to block calls/SMS by contact name (might have multiple phone numbers)?

I'm using Moto X. I used to blacklist spammers directly into the downloaded app or the built-in Android blocker. The problem is that every time that I reset my phone to factory settings, I have to ...
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Undo “marked as spam” on Facebook Messenger

I was texting with my friend, but I didn't lock my keyboard. I marked her as spam. Do you know how I can get back notifications from her messages?
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New Television icon appeared in my Android desktop

I have noticed a new Television icon appeared in my Android desktop. I have not clicked the icon thinking it could be a virus or spam. Never installed any Television application and I dont know how it ...
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How can I block Android apps to send emails on my behalf?

In some Android apps there is a "Login with GMail" option. I often login with that. Some apps are sending emails on my behalf to my GMail contacts, as I saw them in my "Sent items". I want to know ...
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How do I select the number of an incoming SMS?

I received some SMSes that show up both in my SMS app and in Google Hangouts; however for the life of me I can't figure out how to just copy that number (in order to report it as a spammer), short of ...
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How to stop my Android device from being spammed in the browser as well as in the application?

Recently I have downloaded two games: Deer Hunter PreHistoric Worm But after that I have my browser which keeps redirecting me to http://ad.adsmatte.com It is happening every time I load the page ...
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How to check that an Android device isn't being used in a botnet / sending spam emails?

I've discovered that my home network IP address has ended up on several blacklists after spam traps received emails from this IP address. I've tested the one PC that uses this network, and it seems to ...
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How to block texts received from numbers that are longer than n digits?

In South Africa, we are plagued with SMS spam, and it's practically impossible to get rid of it. All the numbers that the spammers use are usually 13 or 14 digits - much longer than the standard 10 ...
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how to check DKIM signatures in emails

I'm looking for a gmail-compatible app that can check DKIM signatures on incoming emails. Also, i'd like my outgoing emails to be signed correctly, so they are less likely to be filtered as spam... ...
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sms anti-spam application compatible with android 4.4 & hangouts?

I want to block spam sms, at the same time I want to keep using hangouts for sms. Is it possible? What application should I install?
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Undo “Flag as spam” on Google Play Store?

I've accidentally marked some reviews for some apps as spam, and they were removed (or were hidden from me). The problem with clicking on this button is that there is no going back. It doesn't ask ...
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How can I determine what app put a spam shortcut on my home screen? [duplicate]

Recently, I discovered that some app on my phone had taken it upon itself to place a very nice "Free Games" shortcut on my home screen. I haven't installed any new apps in the recent past, so I would ...
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How to block SMSs from certain “named” senders?

There are many tools around to block unwanted SMSs. Samsung Galaxy S3's Jelly Bean offers a native call&sms blocker too. But some senders are not phone numbers, they are alphanumeric strings. I ...
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Got text message with 'download' button, how would I look at the link source or gain further info to see if this is safe? 2.3.6metropcs

In the 'messaging' app that comes standard with metropcs, I received a text message that had 'no subject' and was just a download button. I know the person, so there is no need to mention not to trust ...
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My samsung s2 is being spammed & I have 2 apps that I can't uninstall. Please help

My son was playing games on my samsung and now I am being spammed all day long for the past week. I have installed Airpush Detector and it said that they don't detect any push ads on my phone from ...
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Spam in comment section on Google Play - what is more powerfull vote down or flag as spam? [closed]

I am a developer who develops one of the main digital version of newspaper in my country. Many (not most) tend to write what they think about politics instead posting valuable comments. I would like ...
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email app for IMAP with spam filtering [closed]

I am trying to find an app that filters out spam on an IMAP email connection. I've looked around and can't find one that specifically states that it does and the Gmail app doesn't do so for non-Gmail ...
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What app allows me to block “probable” spam calls

I receive 2 or 3 calls per day from random spammers. I have tried blocking the numbers, but it is no use as they just call with new numbers. Is there anyway to avoid this? I suppose the end solution ...
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How to block specific callers on Motorola Moto G?

I have a Motorola Moto G, about 2 years old, with Android version 5.1 I normally don't get many spam calls, but yesterday I accidentally clicked on an ad that linked me to a site that my antivirus ...
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MMS from Unknown Numbers and from “Contacts”

I have been receiving random multimedia messages from random numbers and from my contacts (but they aren't sending me anything) on my phone for a couple of months now. It's a 1kb file that never ...
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App sending spam messages to my contacts

My phone sent the following message to all of my contacts: Install this voice messenger just to talk http://mrv.withmechat.us/Cun I know I didn't send this message and not to mention it sent it ...
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How to report a contact as spam in Whatsapp?

I received a message from a new phone number about some advertising information. When I opened the message I saw "Report Spam" option to report the spam to whatsapp. However once I replied to that ...
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Removing AdsMatte and YourAdExchange popups [duplicate]

I have a Moto G XT-1033 with Lollipop OS and with all browsers except Opera Mini. I get redirected to ads.adsmatte.com, then to youradexchange.com and then an ad to install Opera Mini and that my ...