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iMessage spam reporting
Report and identify iMessage spam
Differences between iMessage and SMS messages
The key difference between an iMessage and an SMS message is the colour of the text. An iMessage text appears in a blue bubble, and an SMS text message appears in a green bubble.
If a suspicious message appears in green, you may need to
report a spam message
, rather than an iMessage.
Report spam or junk in the Messages app
If you get an iMessage from someone who's not saved in your contacts, you'll see a message stating that the sender is not in your contact list, and you'll have the option to
link to forward the sender's information and the message to Apple.
Email Apple to report spam or junk
If you don't have iOS 8.3 or later, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with this information:
A screenshot of the message.
Learn how to take a screenshot
on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or
The email address or phone number that sent the iMessage
The date and time that you got the iMessage
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