[OT] What the *&^#$!#$ Just Happened - SPAM

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Tue Jun 9 17:37:50 EDT 2015


Ah, didn't know they used NoMoRoBo.  Also didn't know Google Voice did
telemarketing/robo filtering, good to know.

Pete
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On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 1:54 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
wrote:

> I'm on Ooma too. I ported my business number to them which left me with an
> unused second line on the Telo. That's the one I forward my home calls to
> from Google Voice. Ooma has built-in filtering with Nomorobo, you can turn
> it on in settings. That slimmed down my blacklist considerably.
>
> You can also blacklist whole area codes or prefixes. I have most of the
> 8xx* prefixes blacklisted.
>
> On 6/9/2015 2:30 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
>
>> I just started using Ooma VoIP for my phone calls and it has some features
>> that automatically block telemarketers and robocalls, plus you can
>> maintain
>> your own blacklist.  I get hardly any telemarketing/robo calls now and the
>> ones that sneak through get added to my blacklist immediately.
>>
>> Pete
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>> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 12:00 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com
>> >
>>
>> wrote:
>>
>>  On 6/8/2015 2:34 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
>>>
>>>  After getting anywhere from 50 up to 250 spam messages a day, even with
>>>> spam filtering enabled at Dream Host, I had enough and started using
>>>> cloud-based filtering provider PostLayer.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Veering off the off-topic a bit, I've done something similar for phone
>>> spam. I forward my home line to my google voice number, which filters out
>>> most of the junk calls. Google then rings my second line with any valid
>>> calls. Telemarketers are almost completely eliminated.
>>>
>>> If you have a VoIP phone line, look into nomorobo.com which does the
>>> same
>>> thing.
>>>
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