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Rafagon

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I just got hit with my first spam/unwanted iMessage! Luckily, Apple has a very helpful support document on the topic.

Below is a screenshot of the offending iMessage.

Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, and other more designer handbags? Seriously? For a dude? I mean, come on! Maybe if it had been a pizza coupon for Pizza Hut, I wouldn't be reporting these lowlives to Apple right after I finish writing this post.

So, if you get one of these, don't hesitate to report it posthaste!

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Ledsteplin

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#2
I just got hit with my first spam/unwanted iMessage! Luckily, Apple has a very helpful support document on the topic.

Below is a screenshot of the offending iMessage.

Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, and other more designer handbags? Seriously? For a dude? I mean, come on! Maybe if it had been a pizza coupon for Pizza Hut, I wouldn't be reporting these lowlives to Apple right after I finish writing this post.

So, if you get one of these, don't hesitate to report it posthaste!

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Wow! So companies with iGadgets are sending ads randomly via iMessage? Bummer!


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Rafagon

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#3
Wow! So companies with iGadgets are sending ads randomly via iMessage? Bummer!


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Apparently so. And since iMessages can be sent from OS X machines, someone could likely write an OS X app to automate the process for them (I'm not sure if Apple provides APIs for OS X devs to write apps that can use messaging services, but I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult a feat to accomplish for a seasoned dev even without published APIs).

However, prompt reporting to Apple per the instructions in the support doc should [hopefully] limit the spread of this new annoyance!


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chris

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It's a bit of a hassle to report these messages. I got one for Uggs and crap. Took the screenshot, but haven't sent it yet.