Anyone with a smartphone has received an automated text alert. They come as authentications from your bank, coupons from your favorite retailers, or political organizations. In today’s post, we will teach you how to stop automated text messages.

Unsubscribe From Text

Unlike emails, SMS text messages don’t come with a kind of “Unsubscribe” link. Most don’t even come with instructions to unsubscribe. Even if instructions aren’t included, most follow the same universal way to unsubscribe.

Whenever you receive an automated message, you want to stop receiving, respond with one of the following:

  • STOP
  • UNSUBSCRIBE
  • END
  • QUIT
  • CANCEL

Typically STOP and UNSUBSCRIBE are the most common ways to stop the messages. Some messaging services share numbers or have multiple numbers to reach you. The methods above will stop the last number from messaging you. In order for your number to be completely removed send: STOP ALL.

Spam Texts

Similarly, a growing trend is to send spam text messages, very similar to spam emails. If the methods above do not slow the wave of messages, try blocking the number through your phone. Alternatively, download a third-party app that will automatically block known spam numbers.

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