Dealing With iMessage Spam

If you get a spam message through iMessage (not text/SMS) there are two things you’ll want to do. The first is to block the sender. On your iOS device, view the message and then tap the Contact button at the top of the screen next to the sender’s name. Then tap the “i” button and scroll down to select “Block this Caller.” Next, take a screen shot of the message and send it to Also include the email address the spammer used and the time your received the message.
This is more difficult to do if you don’t have an iOS device and want to block a sender using only a Mac and Mavericks. You’ll need to add a contact for the sender, then choose that contact in the Messages app, Preferences, Accounts, Blocked. You can create one “Blocked Senders” contact and add multiple numbers to it to keep your Contacts database tidy.