Spam iphone in Mail app

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viper69

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Using the standard Mail app.

There's no way to set filters in the Mail app- it's a useless piece of software. I can do this in Thunderbird for example.

So I recently received some spam. I went to preferences in Mail to block all email from that sender. On the same day I then went into Thunderbird on my PC and set up a filter for those specific emails.

This morning, I open my phone first, and NEW spam mails from the exact same blocked email contact are in my Mail inbox, I see the little red circle with red to the right of the mail message headers

Then I open my Thunderbird email client and of course those same emails are filtered into the trash.

What's going on? If I have blocked the emails to begin with in Mail, why are they are appearing in my Mail inbox the following day with new spam??
 

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You are correct. This is my biggest complaint with the iOS Mail app. Which is why I don't use it for my personal email.

Here are a couple options:

If your provider uses Exchange 365, then you can set filters in Outlook and they get applied by the server before your phone sees the email. I use Strict email filtering on my Outlook where if the sender is not in the corporate address book, my address book or the Safe Senders list, they go to Spam automatically.

If you can see the junk or spam folder of your provider, you can try moving the first message there, and the provider might start filtering for you. Some iOS clients have a mark as spam option, and this is what they do automatically. The gmail app has this feature and it works like the next option below.

The last option is a terrible one, but it seems to work with gmail. Open your gmail in a web browser, select the message and Mark as Spam is an option. This tells gmail to filter these messages for you, but only works if they use the same email address all the time. The smart spammers rotate the address to prevent getting blocked.

Apple could have some great software if they would focus on quality of life improvements and bug fixes instead of trying to link all apps to social media or pay services.
 

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Yeah I find a lot of their iOS to be ancient- like the mail app. Why aren’t they making things better esp in this day and age.

to hell with 3 cameras, give me a true email client.

they really do a crappy job, and when you see what’s available on Android or jailbroken Apple phones it really makes you wonder why they and more importantly the market settles for second.
 

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It is the safety (almost no malware and updates for 5+ years) and ease of use with multiple devices (handoff, iCloud, AirPlay).

The safety factor is my primary reason.
 
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