What happens to junk mail on iPhone?

Answered by Jason Smith

On an iPhone, the Mail app provides a convenient way to manage your email, including dealing with junk mail. When you receive an email that you consider as junk or spam, you have the option to move it to the Junk folder. Once you do that, the Mail app will automatically filter future emails from that particular sender or address and redirect them to the Junk folder.

What this means is that any email that you have marked as junk will no longer clutter your inbox. Instead, it will be stored in the Junk folder for easy access and review. This functionality helps to keep your inbox clean and organized, allowing you to focus on the important emails that matter.

To view the emails marked as spam on your iPhone, you can simply open the Mail app and navigate to the Junk folder. It should be listed alongside your other email folders such as Inbox, Sent, and Drafts. Tapping on the Junk folder will display all the emails that have been filtered as spam.

It’s worth noting that the Mail app on the iPhone uses a combination of built-in filters and user actions to determine what qualifies as junk mail. While the app does a decent job of filtering out obvious spam, it’s not perfect, and some legitimate emails may occasionally end up in the Junk folder. Therefore, it’s a good idea to periodically review the contents of the Junk folder to ensure that no important emails have been mistakenly marked as spam.

In my personal experience, I found the Junk filter on the iPhone Mail app to be quite effective in catching most spam emails. However, there were a few instances where legitimate emails from new contacts or unfamiliar senders ended up in the Junk folder. This is why it’s important to regularly check the Junk folder to avoid missing any important messages.

To summarize, when you move an email to the Junk folder on your iPhone’s Mail app, future emails from that address will be automatically filtered and directed to the Junk folder. You can access and review these emails at any time by opening the Mail app and navigating to the Junk folder. It’s recommended to periodically check the Junk folder to ensure that no legitimate emails have been mistakenly marked as spam.