No more spam SMS messages in near future, thanks to GSMA and Cloudmark

by Gareth Mankoo

It’s taking us to the edge of our patience and seems to be stably unrelenting. SMS messages that arrive to you without you soliciting their arrival can drive you crazy. However, there is hope in the distant horizon with the joint venture between GSMA and Cloudmark kicking off. This has been set in motion with a trial held last year that saw mobile users from several networks getting all mark messages as spam by forwarding them to a given number with a short code, ‘spam’. All these forwards would be passed on to Cloudmark’s cloud-based network where they would be marked as spam.

We’re not sure which networks would volunteer for full-fledged versions of this service but there is an unspoken of need, nonetheless.

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