You can now report iMessage spam to Apple
posted by Nick T. / Jul 30, 2013, 11:04 PM
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.
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.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
The question is, who use iMessage?
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 11:07 PM 2
Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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 Jul 30, 2013, 11:18 PM 0
Posts: 180; Member since: Jan 11, 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 Jul 30, 2013, 11:22 PM 0
Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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 Jul 31, 2013, 3:14 AM 0
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