As the cost per SMS has begun to droop lower and lower, SMS spam starts to become a significant problem for many users. Webgate’s SMS Spam Manager promises to be a spam filter for your S60 phone’s short messaging service inbox – can it stack up?
The Active Mode toggle allows you to configure he filter mode. The program can accept or block all incoming messages. Additionally, it can accept SMS only from people in the phonebook – or use a filter list:
Filters can be set up using the Rules tab. Filters can target specific phone numbers, number ranges(e.g. no calls from Zimbabwe for me) or specific text passages in the message body(e.g. no SMS from the ex for me):
SMS Spam Manager can lock itself as a “system service’, and can automatically start whenever your phone is powered up. Additionally, it can display a small icon whenever it is active:
Incoming spam messages are absorbed silently – they can be analyzed in the log tab. False positives can be moved to the inbox manually:
This review looked at version 1.05(70) of SMS Spam Manager on a Nokia N71. The program needs 121KB of RAM and can be installed onto a memory card.
In the end, WebGate’s SMS Spam Manager is a killer tool against all kinds of SMS spam. Should your phone ever come under attack, get this application by all means. The price of 10$ is a small fee to pay for total peace of mind…