[Vision2020] spam text messages

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri Jan 11 07:02:50 PST 2008

Bev -

I have had an email account with First Step since (if you will excuse the
expression) Christ was a corporal.

First Step has subscribed to Postini services, a service which filters out
the garbage you mention for a price of $1.50 per month to those First Step
accounts that sign up for it.

I have heard nothing but bad news about Verizon email services.

This is merely a suggestion, but . . . If I were you, I'd be over at First
Step signing up today.

And another thing:  THIRTY-FIVE CENTS FOR EACH RECEIVED MESSAGE?????????????

JEESH!  I am definitely in the wrong career field.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

"I was a stranger, and you welcomed me."  (Matthew 25:35)

-----Original Message-----

From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Bev Bafus
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 6:48 AM
To: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: [Vision2020] spam text messages

Hi everyone.

This doesn't really relate to Moscow specifically, but thought I'd throw
this out and see if others have experienced what we have lately.

We have recently received spam text messages to our Verizon cell phones.
These are fairly graphic text messages, with invitations to porno web sites.

Of course, you can't block text messages unless you block everyone.  I
called Verizon, and they said to reply to the message simply with "stop".  I
tried this, but of course, the sender has blocked text messages.

I have to pay $.35 for every received message, and I'll be darned if I'm
going to pay the $10 a month for unlimited, just to receive junk.

Text spam is supposed to be illegal, but what does one do?


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