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Spam Filter for iPad?

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kay9pee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 22, 2011 9:47 AM

Is there a way to filter the iPad Mail app for spam?

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,450 points)
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    May 22, 2011 10:01 AM (in response to kay9pee)

    The Mail app doesn't have any spam filtering capabilities. You'll need to rely on your email provider. I use Gmail and rarely get any spam. Googles filters are very good,

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    May 22, 2011 10:02 AM (in response to kay9pee)

    Yes with an IMAP account leaving the email client on your computer used for accessing the account launched and running actively checking the account for new messages at the same time along with storing the account's Junk mailbox on the server with the email client used on your computer for accessing the account. This assumes your computer's email client has a good spam filter.

  • Ronald Brooks2 Calculating status...
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    Jun 1, 2011 11:37 AM (in response to kay9pee)

    I would also like to know the answer. My email client is Apple Mail. I can apply rules to my desktop iMac but spam still gets through to my iPad. Is there no answer?

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 11:47 AM (in response to Ronald Brooks2)

    Answered with my previous post.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 11:48 AM (in response to Ronald Brooks2)

    Answered with my previous post.

  • Dadof2Girls Level 3 Level 3 (545 points)
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    Jun 1, 2011 12:56 PM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    Per Allan, that is how my email accounts are set up and they work identical to my desktop.

  • kathyfromchico Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2011 5:19 PM (in response to kay9pee)

    I have the same problem. I have checked on Safari and my yahoo account on my IMac. Spam isn't getting through to my Apple Mail but all spam comes through straight onto my IPad. On my Safari account on my IPad there is no spam so somewhere my filter isn't working at all!

  • F J Poblam Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to kay9pee)

    One may wonder what is the worth of the "spam" folder in the iPad Mail app except, possibly, to reflect the contents of a parallel folder on the synced server. (In which case, I doubt that, on my iPad, I have any need to see spam judiciously collected by the online server!)

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Nov 7, 2012 7:17 AM (in response to F J Poblam)

    All server stored mailboxes with an Exchange or IMAP account are available automatically and kept synchronized with the sever with each email client used to access the account.

     

    You've never had a false positive - a valid email received that was marked incorrectly as junk?

  • F J Poblam Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to kay9pee)

    To add: Spam filtering is critical for iOS (iPad, iPhone). Mail.app on iOS? To "select" an email for deletion or for marking as spam is equivalent to "opening" the email. (Dang!) Alternatives? Leave mail alone, go to laptop. Or seek another email service (e.g., Gmail). I have recently started getting a potload of spam. (I guess someone detected me opening an email on my iPad.) I don't care for Google. (Personal taste.) Now I'm looking elsewhere.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to F J Poblam)

    Selecting an email for deletion is not the equivalent to opening the email.

     

    You can select an email for deletion without opening the email.

     

    You can also turn Load Remote Images off. When remote images are rendered from a server when opening an email is how an email address is determined to be known good by a spammer.

  • F J Poblam Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:34 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    Images turned off, yes. Select Inbox. Select Edit. Select each message in turn to be deleted. Each message selected has text displayed in preview. Try it!

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:41 AM (in response to F J Poblam)

    The previewed text DOES NOT mean an email is marked as read or that the email is opened.

     

    If Load Remote Images is turned off, there is no way a spammer that includes remote images can be notified the email address is good when the email is opened.

  • F J Poblam Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 11:44 AM (in response to Allan Sampson)

    Hmm... Funny. On mine it is marked as read. The unopened count is decreased by one for each. For Load images off, iPad is not perfect at detecting all e.g. SVG graphics. So I beg to differ with your opinions. To each his own.

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