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How do I block junk mail from going to my iPhone and iPad?

84711 Views 25 Replies Latest reply: Jul 16, 2013 3:49 AM by JennEve69 RSS
  • Stressed Mum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dustin - can you tell me please how you mark something as JUNK on your iphone - I can't find a JUNK folder there? Or are you saying that there should be one?  A little confused. O have just reconfigured all my emails and level of spam filtering - so hopefully I wont get so many - but gosh - at the moments I get more junk than normal emails.  Very frustrating.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)

    You can NOT do so.

  • deming66 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Interesting thread guys. Reality (also) is Gmail has a more robust email functionality with server side filtering. In this day & age when Apple is trying to wean off Google services & establish their own masthead in Maps, Search, etc.. isn't the crappy iCloud email just a free giveaway to the competitors ....

  • Wavy_D Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My MacMini and iPhone is set up to recieve emails.

    the filtering set up on gmail and Apple Mail, seem to filter what is

    sent to my iPhone, so my iphone only gets what I see in my Mac Mini's in box (after filtering).

    So junk mail is not sent to my iPhone.

    Is working well for me.

    I think this depends on setting up the Gmail properly on both devices.

    Google " how to set up gmail on Mac mail and iPhone".

    It may be a little work to set up, but once done it works well.

    Hope this helps

  • Randy Saunders Calculating status...

    Sure, that would be great if our Enterprise allowed all the employee email to be sent to GMail for filtering.  In the Enterprise space, the topic of this forum, GMail isn't a solution because companies just can't let Google read all their mail.


    I think it's great that a lot of personal users are happy with Google reading all their mail, and are willing to give up that privacy and confidentiality to get mail on their iPhone.  Frankly, I don't know what those people need the Mail app at all for, they can use the free GMail app.


    However, that absolutely won't fix my problem. 


    Our enterprise has course server side filtering and fine grain, user controlled, client side filtering.  The users want that, and the CIO wants that because he doesn't want to take the blame when someone's "important" email from their spouse ends up in the Junk Mail folder because it's about something like a vacation flight. on MacOS is just the tool for the job, it works great.  Some users have all sorts of cleaver rules that sort things, and the learned Junk/Not-Junk function works for all the rest.


    But Not On the iPhone!  No rules, No learning, No Nothing.


    That's the enterprise problem.  The iPhone client isn't good enough to use as a client and Apple has banned good eMail clients as "duplicative of the Mail app already installed".  When Apple limits the supply of apps, they should expect to get heat from users that can't get an email app that works for them.


    I'd like to throw away every darn Android device we support, for iPhones, but Apple won't let me.

  • Dixon40 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    As I was reading this discussion my iPhone magically deleted a message that had been junked by my desktop system but was sitting in my phone's inbox.  A new function in iOS 6.1.3 that I downloaded last night maybe?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,170 points)

    No. Just syncing with the server.

  • JennEve69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I know that it's a year later & updates later ... However my iPad is getting some Nasty spam.  I know that people have different notions of what’s SPAM, but Prostitutes soliciting "dates" is Clear enough for even the Blind to see its Spam. Apple is not able to keep up with Google and the many other competitors? Anyway, now in 2013, to finally Automatically block Disgusting Spam of Russian "friendly" girls?

  • ehelbush Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    If you are using an iCloud account you can manually set up rules to send emails from certain addresses to your junk folder on the server. This is a workaround until they get a more sophisticated system in place but many of my junk emails come from the same addresses and taking 10 mintues to set this up has significantly diminished the spam i get on my iPhone from my iCloud address.


    See link to set up this feature.

  • Randy Saunders Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)



        Since you're new, I'll point out that it's important to read the whole message thread before replying.  This is an area for Enterprise use of iPhone/iPad.  No Enterprise is going to be using iCloud accounts to pass important email.  Sure iCloud or GMail are great solutions in the personal space, if you're personally OK with those companies reading all your mail.  Enterprise users see that tradeoff differently.  Corporate email policies aren't going to tollerate wholesale mail collection by third parties like Apple and Google.  That's why we have a thread to try and discuss how to solve our problem.  It's not a simple soluton or we wouldn't have a year+ long thread about it.

  • JennEve69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)


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