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How to block texts coming from email addresses

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For the past couple of months, I have been receiving text messages from various email addresses, sending links to porn sites. I can't figure out how to block these. I'd like to just block all messages from emails, since they keep changing the email address, and no one I know texts from email. Any solutions?

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Re: How to block texts coming from email addresses

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Hello @akan001! Welcome to our Cricket Community Forum and thank you for your post. We recommend downloading the app Hiya which blocks unwanted calls and messages. However, if this does not work, Cricket is able to change your telephone number for a $15 fee. 

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Re: How to block texts coming from email addresses

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Hello @akan001! Welcome to our Cricket Community Forum and thank you for your post. We recommend downloading the app Hiya which blocks unwanted calls and messages. However, if this does not work, Cricket is able to change your telephone number for a $15 fee. 

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Re: How to block texts coming from email addresses

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So, are you saying that Cricket can't do what it's parent company AT&T can do? They have the ability to turn off messages from emails....
https://forums.att.com/conversations/account-features/block-text-messages-from-email-address-spammer...
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Re: How to block texts coming from email addresses

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So, are you saying that Cricket can't do what it's parent company AT&T can do? They have the ability to turn off messages from emails....
https://forums.att.com/conversations/account-features/block-text-messages-from-email-address-spammer...
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Re: How to block texts coming from email addresses

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That's a Awful Solution how does the consumer not know if the Spam texts from Email are coming from Cricket connections - $15 to change the Phone Number is not a solution it is not even a Bandaide on the Problem after all our legitimate contacts have the number - FIX THIS or I see a Class Action coming your way 

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Charging People to Change a Number is not a solution it is a Huge Problem - How do we know it isn't a Cricket Partner sending the Texts? You would get $15 each time you betrayed your customers and all our Legitimate Contacts have the Existing Number  - YOU NEED TO FIX THIS or I see a Class Action lawsuit coming your way - You cannot charge people for something they didn't BREAK 

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THAT IS NOT A SOLUTION - Charging people for your Faulty Software is Unbelievably Negligent 

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Re: How to block texts coming from email addresses

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So I'm guessing this didn't get resolved? I have the same problem and paying $15 to change my number? I think I'll just shift to another service provider instead.

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Re: How to block texts coming from email addresses

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So, according to this response on another forum  and this response to a different question on this forum,  if you can block your own phone number it should stop you from getting text from email addresses. Goto your messaging app, send a text to your phone number and then block it. Im not positive this will work, but it's better than paying 15 bucks and its free to try.

 

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Blocking your own number doesnt work for me. But this seems like it's becoming a recurring issue in the cricket service. Something isnt right in cricket and whatever it is needs fixed. Now. I feel like using my phone is unsafe and unprotected. Why cant we block spam like AT&T? It's coming in as random hotmail sent emails. If your having the same issue, please, stand up now