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How do I prevent spam from appearing in Messages on iOS?

The Messages app on iOS has a feature that seems intended to prevent spam messages from appearing in the list of messages I see by default: choosing to filter on "Known" senders only. I’d have thought that this would filter out spam messages from unknown numbers, but that’s not what it does, so I constantly get such messages appearing as "Known":

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What does "Known" actually mean? How do I use it or some other feature to prevent spam from unknown addresses from appearing in Messages?

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