9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 5, 2013 4:52 AM by Meg St._Clair
Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)

Why is there no spam protection for iOS ???

  • 1. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)

    (iCloud mail)

  • 2. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    All any of us can say is "because Apple has not included any spam filtering in iOS". No one here has any insight into Apple's decisions.

     

    Your iCloud mail account has spam filtering on Apple's servers, though. You can log into your account via any web browser and mark a message as spam there. You can also set up rules to discard any messages you receive that have a common pattern such as domain name. Not as convenient as being able to mark a messages as spam from your iOS device, I know, but it's what is available as of this time.

     

    Regards.

  • 3. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)

    This is what I can't understand. We have 2013, floods of spam are pouring in, I forward the very same §$%& spam from the very same §$%%& source to spam@me.com every day – and NOTHING HAPPENS! The same §$%&/ spam comes in day after day!!! I can't believe that this doesn't happen to those guys up @  headquarters either. But they don't react! This drives me crazy! I really think about dumping my iCloud account just because  doesn't give a §$%& about spam.

  • 4. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    That may or may not be the case. But cursing at us, your fellow users, will accomplish nothing and no one here has done anything to deserve it, so while I understand some ire over spam, please stay calm when posting here.

     

    If you're getting too much spam through your iCloud email account, by all means shift to some other provider. iCloud is a free service, so there's no reason to stay with it if it doesn't fit your needs.

     

    Regards.

  • 5. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,455 points)

    I have many iCloud email addrdesses. Two of them had started getting spam over the last two years, so much that I quit using them. Suddnly, about six months ago, the spam stopped. Not sure what happened.

     

    I got tired of trying to block each message that it was easier to get a new account. Maybe Apple did something to stop the spam?

  • 6. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    tonefox Level 6 Level 6 (8,300 points)

    Maybe Apple did something to stop the spam?

    I doubt it. Apple manufacture iPhones. They don't have much to do with spam problems.

  • 7. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)

    hexonxonx wrote:

     

    Maybe Apple did something to stop the spam?

     

    It's possible that they tweaked the spam filters. Or the spammers may have taken their money and run or been shut down. No way to know.

     

    Regards.

  • 8. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)

    I'm not cursing at you, my fellow users. :-) I'm cursing at the wall, so to say, for lack of anyone at  who's listen.

     

    There's a major reason for not shifting to other providers: This is my only mail address that's remained the same since its introduction 11 years ago.

  • 9. Re: No iOS spam protection?!
    Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (38,425 points)

    You're correct that Apple is not listening here. If you want to give them a suggestion, use the Feedback page:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

     

    Best of luck.