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You can now report iMessage spam to Apple

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You can now report iMessage spam to Apple
Spam – the digital kind, not the type you put in a sandwich – affects not only email inboxes. Forms of it can plague our mobile devices as well, even Apple's mobile devices and their iMessage texting platform. Thankfully, there is now something users can do about it as Apple is launching a system for reporting unwanted messages received via iMessage. To do so, a user must take a screenshot of the spam they received and send it to the company for analysis, along with the email address or phone number of the sender. Yeah, we know that this isn't the most advanced and refined method of reporting spam, but it is better than nothing. 

Apple's spam reporting system is being introduced ahead of the launch of iOS 7, which is expected to start rolling out this fall. The newest version of the operating system will introduce a new blocking feature, allowing the user to prevent specific contacts from contacting them. Unwanted incoming calls, text messages, even FaceTime conversations will be blocked if the sender is blacklisted.

You can now report iMessage spam to Apple

source: Apple via 9to5Mac

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posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:07 2

1. mi55u (unregistered)


The question is, who use iMessage?

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:15 3

2. aztaxia12295 (Posts: 266; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)


Me....

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:18

3. Whateverman (Posts: 3198; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Lol! I've used it a few times, but it's so closed off (like just about everything else Apple) that it's almost useless. I don't like having to think about whether a certain person has iOS or whatever. Kik and especially Whatsapp are much better IMO.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:14 1

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 11238; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If the person doesn't have iOS, it'll automatically convert it to a SMS message WM.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:48

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3198; Member since: 17 May 2009)


That it does, but I'm really talking about the flexibility of it... There is none. If I want to send music or a long video to someone, imessage ain't the app for that. Whatapp does it no problem.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 13:37

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 11238; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok true that.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 08:13 1

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11238; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


The millions upon millions who use iPhones, iPads and iPods. Question answered.

posted on 30 Jul 2013, 23:22

4. datsyuk (Posts: 159; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


Not much of a fan of anything on iOS but iMessage is absolutely amazing and way more reliable. All Android phones I've used have had terrible MMS and when I get decent to bad service at my house iMessage is still very fast over my WiFi. It's automatic too which is the best thing. Hangouts will hopefully get better for Android.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 02:36

6. Shatter (Posts: 2024; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Hangouts is better than iMessage in every way. Ditched Skype the day they updated Google Voice to Hangouts.

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 03:14

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 2909; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


MMS is universal while imessage is iOS exclusive. Most of my friend also jump ship to Samsung as they want a bigger screen phone like note 2. For me sms and mms is good enough as my phoneplan has 600 bundled per month

posted on 31 Jul 2013, 02:18

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


iMessage! Good.

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