Adium - getting random SPAM messages

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hekokimushi, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. hekokimushi macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2008
    Hi guys

    i have manually set Privacy Level to: All Accounts; Allow only contacts on my contact list.

    but every now and then, i recieve some kinda spam with a website from some e-mail that even a 6 years old knows it is fake. when then recheck the privacy level. it reverts to: Block certain contacts...

    any ideas why??? any spamming software being naughty??

  2. hekokimushi thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 27, 2008
    come on??? no one knows anything or had experience similar events?
  3. integragsr macrumors member

    Aug 14, 2008
    I had the same issue last nite, I got a random message with a website link from some

    Does anybody else had the same message?
  4. antibact1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2006
    Adium for some reason sets bad default privacy settings. Go to Adium -> Privacy Settings, then set it so only contacts on your list can contact you.
  5. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    Well if they're already on your contacts list then there's pretty much nothing you can do. However, if they're "new" contacts then use something like the Challenge/Response plugin to block it. Set your question and answer, and stop being bothered by these random messages :)

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