Do you get frustrating iMessage spam from people you’ve never met, or companies you’ve never heard of? You’re not the only one. Until now, you could either make friends with them and save yourself from loneliness on those cold winter nights, or you could ignore them and hope that they don’t text again.
But now you can report them to Apple, too.
Apple has published a new support document on its website, which was first spotted by MacStories, that explains the procedure for reporting iMessage spam. These are the steps you should take:
To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include a screenshot of the message you have received.
- Include the full email address or phone number you received the unwanted message from.
- Include the date and time that you received the message.
Apple then goes on to explain how to take screenshots on a Mac or iOS device, and how you can distinguish iMessages from traditional SMS and MMS messages.
Fortunately, I’ve never received iMessage spam, and I don’t know anyone who has. But clearly it’s an issue big enough to warrant an Apple support document. It’s unclear what Apple does with your report, but I’m assuming it has the facility to block frequent spammers from sending iMessages.