Anti-Spam Tools For DoCoMo Mobile Phones

Text messaging spam is becoming a bigger problem for some, and I’m actually a bit surprised it’s taken this long for some companies to respond with some form of “anti-spam” tool. NTT DoCoMo has come out with a pretty simple anti-spam tool for i-mode handsets. They will let users reject messages from any handset that sends more than 200 messages per day. This follows on an original limit of 1000 messages per day, which launched a few weeks back. It turned out that many spammers found 1000 messages to be quite enough, and I’m sure the same will be true at 200 messages a day – though it will be a bit more of a pain. Of course, similar ideas for email systems have met with disapproval from people who might legitimately send out many messages.

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