How to delete spam (viral) email from iPhone without having to read them?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ET iPhone Home, May 22, 2014.

  1. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    I noticed that after I read and delete email from my MBA, they don't automatically delete from my iPhone. But if I just read them on my MBA, they show read (without that blue dot indicating/appearing) besides new emails.

    Anyway, I'm trying to avoid opening these spam emails that I've already deleted from my MBA, but on the iPhone, I can't just delete them. I have to open them before deleting them.

    Therefore, is iOS vulnerable to potential viruses if I open these emails to delete them off my iPhone?
     
  2. wrx09md macrumors member

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    If you delete them from you MBA and have your phone synced with mail then when your phone updates in mail they shouldn't be there. The opposite is what I would like some info on also. I never open them on my phone and delete them in Yahoo later.
     
  3. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Swipe left on the email to delete? Select the email or multiple emails and hit delete?

    You can absolutely delete emails without opening them.

    And no, no viruses on iOS.
     
  4. wrx09md macrumors member

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    What about in mail on MBP? No swiping there I believe.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Dragging instead perhaps?
     
  6. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of mail are you using? Sounds like it's not Gmail so what brand is it?
     
  7. wrx09md macrumors member

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    Apple Mail synced with my yahoo and gmail.
     
  8. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    If you are concerned about spam you need to turn off preview and automatic image loading.

    I'm not sure about yahoo but if you use gmail via IMAP your devices will sync messages.
     
  9. noisycats macrumors 6502a

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    Swipe left in iOS. Then you get the option to delete or if you select more you can send to junk.
     
  10. ET iPhone Home thread starter macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

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    It worked. I did know of this feature. Thanks.
     

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