Google Voice Enables... Junk Folder?

Discussion in 'Mail Chat' started by roundabout, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. roundabout

    roundabout Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2011
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    Global SPAM filtering

    If, like me, you have more interesting ways to spend your time than talking to telemarketers, the “Report Spam” button in Google Voice is probably your best friend.

    But wouldn't it be great if the filtering could happen automatically, before unwanted calls even reach your phone, the same way Gmail filters spam before it gets to your inbox?

    Thanks to the help of the thousands of Google Voice users who mark calls as spam everyday—and our own spam identification tools—it is now possible to automatically redirect calls, texts, and voicemails from any of the numbers in our database directly into your spam folder.

    You can enable this feature on the Calls tab of Google Voice settings by checking the box next to Global SPAM filtering. And if a number ends up incorrectly marked as spam, you can easily unblock it by selecting the message and clicking the “Not Spam” button in your spam folder.

    With your continued help marking spammy numbers (and correcting mis-labeled spam), we can continue to refine our filter and prevent annoying unwanted calls from making it to other Google Voice users.

    Posted by Alexander Rybak, Software Engineering Intern
  2. Emaginem

    Emaginem VIP

    Mar 9, 2011
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    Nice. Wonder whats next and how far it'll go...maybe soon u'll be able to start a daily-call kinda deal, priority inbox for voice lol
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2011
  3. ThisGuyOverHere

    ThisGuyOverHere VIP

    Apr 14, 2011
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    Banning someones Mom.
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    I've been a legacy GV user since GrandCentral days.

    The service used to be better, you've always had the ability to block calls and flag spam to avoid your inbox but they used to let you block all private and unknown caller IDs.

    I've had that "global spam" setting turned on for a while. For me it doesnt automatically route calls to spam, I have to flag them. I get spam calls constantly and without my intervention I can't say any have automatically gone to spam.

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