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4 Ways To Stop Spam Emails On iPhone

If you’re tired of receiving useless spam emails on your iPhone, there are multiple ways to block, filter, or reject these unwanted messages, all from your mobile device.

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4 Ways To Stop Spam Emails On iPhone

Everyone receives spam emails now and then, and most email providers have spam-blocking measures in place to reduce how many you need to sift through. Unfortunately, if you want to halt spam emails directly, you typically need to log into your email provider via a computer browser, where more settings are available. 

If you don’t have a computer, can’t access one right now, or want to prevent spam emails on the go, you may need to use your mobile phone instead. Luckily, if you have an iPhone, there are a few steps you can implement to prevent these emails from filling your inbox, done directly from your mobile device.

1. Mark as Spam

If you receive a spam email, mark it as spam by tapping the ‘Report Junk’ button. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Apple Mail app.
  2. Go to your inbox and find the email you want to mark as spam.
  3. Tap and hold the email until a pop-up menu appears.
  4. Select ‘Move to Junk.’

Doing this will also train your iPhone’s spam filter to recognize similar messages in the future.

2. Block the Sender

If you continue to receive spam from the same sender, you can block them by tapping the sender’s email address, then selecting ‘Block this Caller/Contact.’ Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Apple Mail app.
  2. Go to your inbox and tap the email from the sender you want to block. This will open it.
  3. Tap the sender’s icon at the top of the email.
  4. Tap the sender’s name.
  5. Tap ‘Block this Caller/Contact.’

Depending on your email provider and the app used on your iPhone, keep in mind that this may only block you from receiving emails from this sender on your phone. Your iPhone’ s email app may not share contacts or contact settings with your email provider. 

In practice, this could mean that your iPhone’s Mail app could block the contact, but Gmail (for example) may not register this change. In this case, you will still be able to see messages from this sender if you log into the main platform with your computer. You will then need to block the person separately there.

3. Enable The Spam Filter

Make sure the spam filter in the Mail app is enabled, so you can filter emails from unknown callers. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open your settings.
  2. Scroll down until you find ‘Messages.’
  3. Scroll down until you find ‘Filter Unknown Senders’ and toggle it on.

4. Click Unsubscribe From Mailing Lists

If you’re receiving spam emails from a mailing list, open the email and tap ‘Unsubscribe’ at the top of the email under the sender’s icon.

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