Text from scammer originating from email address rather than phone

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In my texting program I don't have the option of deleting texts originating from emails; can only block phone numbers.
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I received a scam text with links included on my Android S9 phone. Sender appears as an email address, rather than as a phone number. My texting program allows the blocking of phone number does not include the feature of blocking the originating email address. Any ideas of how else I can block an email address or otherwise prevent the sender?
 

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Wrichik Basu
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As far as I know, messages not originating from phone numbers cannot be blocked, at least on Android. In my country, too, we receive spam (but sometimes important messages too) from addresses such as AB-CDEFGH. The only way to "block" these is to use an app like Truecaller which hides (not blocks) these messages from the normal inbox, shows them under a separate "Spam" view, and automatically deletes them after a set interval has elapsed.
 
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The "Add to contacts" option doesn't even exist for such messages in my Android device, running Android 12.
Mine does, but the option to block the sender does not.
 
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Mine does, but the option to block the sender does not.
My Android does, and it also gives me the block option. I have a Moto-E phone with Android 10.
 
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My Android does, and it also gives me the block option. I have a Moto-E phone with Android 10.
Mine is a Galaxy S9.It either doesn't give me that option or I haven't found it.
 
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Mine is a Galaxy S9.It either doesn't give me that option or I haven't found it.
I like to use Youtube for cases such as this. See if you can find a video telling how to do the blocking you want on a Galaxy phone.
 
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I like to use Youtube for cases such as this. See if you can find a video telling how to do the blocking you want on a Galaxy phone.
I've had better luck with Super User : superuser.com
 

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