“The phenomenon of spam messages has a negative impact on the means of electronic communication, which is a major inconvenience and threat to users of telecommunications services. In this regard, the Communications, Space & Technology Commission (CST) issued Decision No. (493/1444) dated 21-03-1444 AH adopting the Regulations for Curbing SPAM Messages & Calls. The controls included the mechanisms that enable users of telecommunications services to control promotional messages and block unwanted messages, by providing a free filtering service for users via SMS, This service will prevent the users from receiving spam messages. The controls also included categorizing and defining the types of all messages received (other than promotional) “service messages, warning, awareness and personal” so that they are sure to reach all users.
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