Apple strikes back at iMessage spammers, allows users to instantly report via email
Odds are if you have an iOS device, you have received one or more spam messages. It’s a growing problem in the United States and one that Apple is tackling head-on. Users will now have the option to report any-and-all spam messages that they receive through the iMessage system with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple has supplied an easy walkthrough for reporting spammers on their website. Apple states, “To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: email@example.com” by doing the following.
First you will include a screenshot of the message you have received. Then you will include the full email address or phone number you received the unwanted message from and finally you simply include the date and time that you received the message.
Also on the way with iOS 7, if you haven’t tested out the dev beta, is a system that allows users block numbers from sending texts or iMessage. So prepare for teens to start whining about that, it will be the new “he/she unfriended me” quote for digital smartphones.
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