Thursday, June 29, 2017

Get rid of excess spam on your iPhone


We all get junk mail sometime. Sometimes, it's just a promotional mail from some online store . Other times, they ask us to see an image that ends up infecting our computer with a virus, or even some miracle course that will make you rich in a few weeks playing on the stock market!
Be that as it may, we must bear in mind something: depending on how we react to junk mail we will receive more or less . Thanks to a few tools that iOS offers us, junk mail on our iPhone or iPad is more bearable.

Remove from SPAM lists

Remove subscriptionThe most common spam is the one we receive after shopping online. Many online marketers automatically mark you up in your mailing lists to send you emails about new products or the like . This type of mail is not so annoying, but it slowly inflates your inbox.
These emails, although numerous, are the easiest to stop receiving, especially thanks to an added feature in iOS 9 . Before September 2016 (when iOS 9 came out), the easiest way to lose the subscription with one of these lists was to go to the bottom of the email looking for the "unsubscribe" button. This would send you to the sender's website to cancel the subscription yourself.
Since the release of iOS 9, Apple added a button at the top of all marketing emails to remove the subscription with this sender. This allows you to simply push the button and be removed from the list. Although this is not 100% effective, it is a very helpful feature.

Delete unsolicited emails

Mark as unwantedTrue spam is the one no one has ever asked for . These emails are harder to remove, but anyway, they can be kept out of our inbox.
Before following, a tip: Many of these emails use images that, when uploaded, send a signal to the server that makes spam , thus confirming that the mail reached works. This causes them to add you to your list of valid emails and send you even more spam. It is highly recommended not to open emails that we did not expect, we should simply mark them as spam.
If we have doubts and we do not know if one of these emails is spam or not, we should look very closely at the details. Any data that does not fit or even the format that they use, can indicate to us that the mail is false and they want to deceive us. If we realize that the mail is fraudulent, we must mark it immediately as unwanted.
Also, thanks to the preview of iOS emails, we can see two lines of the email before opening it . So we can see if we are interested in reading it and identify if it is spam.
Send spam to iCloudWe can also help Apple mark these emails as spam and improve the iCloud and Mail service . To do this we will have to forward the received spam to the address spam@icloud.com. From here, Apple will review the allegedly spammed email and add it to the iOS, macOS and iCloud spam detectors.
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