How To Report Spam Messages Sent From iMessage

When a service is popular and free, there is always spam. But what if you are getting spam directly in your message inbox. Well, Apple has a sort of temporary fix to that, for its popular iMessage service. If you’re seeing unwanted iMessages (spam) in Messages app, you can report those to Apple. To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to:

  1. Include a screenshot of the message you have received.
  2. Include the full email address or phone number you received the unwanted message from.
  3. Include the date and time that you received the message.

This is great news and we hope Apple adds a report spam option to iMessage in the coming iOS 7 😀



To take a screenshot:

  1. To take a screenshot on your iOS device, press and release the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time. The screenshot is added to your Camera Roll album.
  2. To take a screenshot in OS X, simultaneously press the Command + Shift and the number 3 key on your keyboard. The screenshot is saved to your Desktop folder.


Note: Report unwanted (“spam”) SMS and MMS type messages to your cellular provider. Contact your carrier for additional details.

Look in the Messages conversation thread to determine if a message was sent via iMessage. Messages sent via iMessage are labeled as “iMessage” above the message in the text field. SMS and MMS type messages read “Text Message” instead.



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