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No iOS spam protection?!

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Peter R. Level 4 Level 4 (1,190 points)
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Jun 21, 2013 10:02 AM

Why is there no spam protection for iOS ???

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to Peter R.)

    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.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 1:34 PM (in response to Peter R.)

    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.

  • hexonxonx Level 4 Level 4 (2,430 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to Peter R.)

    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?

  • tonefox Level 5 Level 5 (7,700 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 3:03 PM (in response to hexonxonx)

    Maybe Apple did something to stop the spam?

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

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,190 points)
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    Jun 21, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to hexonxonx)

    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.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Jul 5, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to Peter R.)

    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.

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