1. TgeekB's Avatar
    I have just recently begun to get almost daily spam messages in iMessage and have “filter unknown senders” turned on. According to the Apple website…

    https://support.apple.com/guide/ipho...h203ab0be4/ios

    …I should not be getting notifications but I am. I’m on the latest beta (actually updating right now). Has anyone else had this issue or have any suggestions?

    Thanks.
    11-11-2021 03:13 PM
  2. Annie_M's Avatar
    I'm not on the beta, but have also been receiving spam messages. Of course, I did not have Filter Unknown Senders toggled on, until just now. It will be interesting to see if this makes a difference. I'll report back as soon as I have something to share.
    11-11-2021 03:31 PM
  3. TgeekB's Avatar
    I found the issue. You have to also go to messages, notifications, customize notifications and turn “unknown senders” to off.

    Now let’s see if I’m interrupted by these losers!
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    11-11-2021 10:01 PM
  4. Annie_M's Avatar
    So I'm happy so far with how it's sorting notifications and separating the unknown from the known. I can still easily see the unknown, so I won't miss potentially important messages!
    11-12-2021 09:46 AM
  5. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I found the issue. You have to also go to messages, notifications, customize notifications and turn “unknown senders” to off.

    Now let’s see if I’m interrupted by these losers!
    I'm with you on filtering spammers out, but with so many places using text for 2-factor authentication won't turning on "unknown senders" affect that?
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    11-13-2021 09:34 AM
  6. TgeekB's Avatar
    I'm with you on filtering spammers out, but with so many places using text for 2-factor authentication won't turning on "unknown senders" affect that?
    It doesn’t block them, it sends them to the unknown senders folder and doesn’t produce a notification. That way you are not bothered by unwanted texts but can see any you are expecting.
    I hope that makes sense.
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    11-13-2021 02:42 PM
  7. FFR's Avatar
    Have you tried switching the the unknown senders filter on and off?
    11-13-2021 04:11 PM
  8. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    It doesn’t block them, it sends them to the unknown senders folder and doesn’t produce a notification. That way you are not bothered by unwanted texts but can see any you are expecting.
    I hope that makes sense.
    Good to know ...
    11-15-2021 08:14 AM

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