Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future tip.
This tip is about spam. I am fed up with it! The law requires email senders include ‘unsubscribe’ in the email (at least, they do in America–not sure about other countries), but that doesn’t apply to text messages. I didn’t get much spam there until recently and they’re annoying!
Here’s a trick that will stop some:
- Select the text message.
- Select the sender from the top detail with click-hold (in the case of the video, I click-hold the phone number). It will open the contact card
- Click ‘Info’
- One of the options toward the bottom will be ‘Block’. Click that.
- When you return to the email, it will show it’s blocked.
I created these screencasts from my phone for two different types. They’re a little different. I couldn’t figure out how to get audio to work (or trim it in YouTube). Still, you might find it helpful.
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Man vs. Nature saga, and the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice, a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature, Summer 2021.