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Annoying Msn Messenger Spam

As if email was not enough for the spammers, now these wackos have taken up arms against msn instant messenger services. The rate I'm getting porn style msn messages is alarming. Not even the days of icq were this bad.
I've come across this site www.stopmessengerspam.com
where it gives you guidelines to stop it,  but its not so effective. I've downloaded their freeware program, but it wont work if your using trillian (which is a multi-messaging service that incorporates msn, icq, yahoo messenger etc). I havn't actually tried it against msn itself.
This is so annoying, as I know many people who experience the same problem but feel powerless to stop it. And whats worse, one of these freaking messages popped up during a colleagues presentation to a group of clients. Even the timing of them is annoying. Any suggestions from anybody that could block them via change of systems settings without needing third party software?. And shutting off msn is not an option :)

Annoyed Nader
Sunday, June 01, 2003

I have found that enabling a fire wall stops them.


Sunday, June 01, 2003

But really an efficients firewell has got to be at MSN ends.

Why Microsoft is not doing anything against this spamming on MSN

Snacky
Sunday, June 01, 2003

"I've come across this site www.stopmessengerspam.com
where it gives you guidelines to stop it,  but its not so effective." -- Because this site is talking about messages to the Messenger Service which is the thing that print servers use to tell you that your print job is done (well, they used to under NT4 anyway). The messenger service and MSN Messenger are entirely different things -- which one are you talking about?

Duncan Smart
Sunday, June 01, 2003

(NT's) Messenger Service spam or MSN Messenger spam?

Eliminating MSN Messenger spam is easy enough: Open MSN Messenger, Tools | Options | Privacy tab: block all those not in your contact list.

Blocking NT's messenger service spam: either use a firewall, or stop the messenger service (on most home PCs you don't need it anyway).

Prasenjeet Dutta
Sunday, June 01, 2003

hhhmm, maybe i misunderstood the site. Ok, I was refering to ms messenger, and I've now selected "block all other users",,,just hope this works now

Annoyed Nader
Sunday, June 01, 2003

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