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How To Assign Messages As Spam On Samsung Galaxy Note 2
How To Assign Messages As Spam On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

You can now assign either a phone number as spam or use a key term or phrase on Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Any message assigned as spam is automatically placed with your Spam messages folder.

  • To assign a phone number from Messages list as spam:
  • From the Home screen, tap Messaging.
  • Touch and hold a message from a phone number.
  • Select Register number as spam and tap OK.
  • To assign a phone number manually as spam:
  • From the Home screen, tap Messaging.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Settings.
  • Locate and activate the Spam settings option.
    • Spam settings: when enabled, allows you to configure available spam settings such as: Register number as spam, Register phrase as spam, and Block unknown senders.
  • Tap Register number as spam > + Add new icon.
    • Register number as spam: allows you to manually enter and assign a phone number as being sent from a spam source.
  • Tap the Number field to manually enter phone number.

or

  • Tap Contacts icon to select from either your existing Logs or Contacts.
  • Tap Match criteria and select a parameter that must match for the spam action to take effect. Choose from: Same as, Starts with (ex: 800 or 888), Ends with, or includes.
  • Tap Save.

To register text phrases as spam:

Some incoming messages might not be associated with a phone number but rather an email address. In these cases, the only way to block those messages, would be assign a key used term or phrase to activate the Spam block. Ex: "Dear friend", "Stock Alert", or "Act Now".

  • From the Home screen, tap Messaging.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Settings.
  • Locate and activate the Spam settings option.
  • Tap Register phrase as spam > + Add new icon.
    • Register phrase as spam: allows you to assign a specific text phrase as belonging to a spam message. Ex: Dear friend.
  • Enter a term or word into the field.

Note: The term is case sensitive. Ex: "Act Now" is not the same as "act now".

  • Tap Save.

To register unknown numbers as spam:

Some incoming messages might not be associated with either a phone number or email address. These incoming messages contain no information as their info is blocked by the sender.

  • From the Home screen, tap Messaging.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Settings.
  • Locate and activate the Spam settings option.
  • Tap Block unknown senders. A green checkmark indicates the feature is active.
    • Block unknown senders: when active, automatically blocks incoming messages from unknown sources or blocked numbers.

If an incoming message is designated in coming from an unknown sender, it is automatically assigned as spam and is now located in your Spam folder.

How to access your Spam Folder on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Any message assigned as spam is automatically placed with your Spam messages folder.

  • From the Home screen, tap Messaging.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Spam messages.