You're not the only one irked by iMessage spam -- Apple is too. Cupertino's finally gotten fed up with those pesky spammers and has established an email line to receive reports about them. So, next time your phone beeps and your slumber's rudely interrupted by ads for prescription drugs, take a screenshot of that riffraff and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. When shooting off the dispatch to Cook and Co. you'll also have to include the offender's phone number or email address, as well as the date and time you received the unwanted text. It's unclear what effect the tattling will have, but we're sure at least some measure of catharsis is involved. Okay, cheap pharmaceutical peddlers, brace yourselves for some sweet, satisfying justice.
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To report unwanted iMessage messages to Apple, please send an email with the following details to: email@example.com
- 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.
To take a screenshot:
- 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.
- 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.