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Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 7:34 PM

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How can I BLOCK Receiving 100's of Spam Text messages sent from EMAIL through SMS gateway [email scrubbed]

Somehow I am receiving 50 or more SMS text messages every day, coming through the AT&T email to SMS gateway ([email scrubbed])
I am unable to forward them to ATT because I cannot identify the email address from which they are being sent.
I only see what starts out as a partial phone number always similar to  1 (410) 100-### or 1 (410) 200-###
The ### portions are generally sequential.  They are NOT complete phone numbers.
The text messages often appear formatted as emails generally from the same 20 or so businesses.
Often the text messages are not readable, but rather appear as page formatting code or foreign language.
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA OF HOW I CAN GET THESE TO STOP?
i can only reason that moving my account to another provider (which changes the email to SMS gateway) will be the solution.  

Please offer Possible solutions?

sandblaster

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9 months ago

You can forward them to 7726, when prompted for the originating phone number, go ahead and reply with that 1-410 number. ATT can use that to determine the originating email address and should block that email. Your other option is to call and request ATT block your number from receiving any texts via email. Finding an agent that knows how to do that, though, will be a challenge.

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3 months ago

These numbers cannot be forwarded to AT&T because the numbers are incomplete.
Here are some recent ones from today 11/21/22.
1 (410) 200-656
1 (410) 200-657
1 (410) 200-658
1 (410) 200-659
As you can see they appear to be formatted like phone numbers but are incomplete and cannot be entered in the 7726 (SPAM) notification system.  Also they change, sequentially with EVERY new message.
My only option seems to be......switching carriers, which I really do not want to do.

sandblaster

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3 months ago

The answer I gave you 6 months ago is still valid. I guess you haven’t called and asked them to block. Closing this thread since you have another with the same issue.

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