1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 9, 2008 7:48 AM by Allan Sampson
vatkins1906 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
Greetings! Can anyone share how to block spam email on the iPhone? I have the spam email blocked on my pop email account but it is not blocking it once delivered to my iphone.

Sony Vaio, Windows Vista, 16 GB 3G iPhone
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    You should ask your email account provider why they don't have an adequate junk mail filter available at the incoming mail server.

    The iPhone's mail client does not include a junk mail filter and even if it did, it wouldn't match the junk mail learned settings with the junk mail filter used with the email client on your computer.

    With an IMAP account, you can store the account's junk mailbox on the server, which will be available and kept synchronized with the server automatically when accessing the account with the iPhone's mail client. Keep the email client on your computer launched and running actively checking the account for new messages - checking for new messages every 5 minutes. Any message that is marked as junk with the junk mail filter used with the email client on your computer and moved to the account's junk mailbox stored on the server will be reflected automatically when checking the account with the iPhone's mail client - all server stored mailboxes with an IMAP account are kept synchronized with the server automatically with each email client used to access the account.

    So in effect, you have a junk mail filter available with the iPhone's mail client that is being handled with the email client used on your computer for accessing the account.

    This is not possible with a POP account, which is designed to be accessed with a single email client only.