Adium - getting random SPAM messages

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

  1. hekokimushi macrumors regular

    hekokimushi

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    #1
    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??

    ~h~
     
  2. hekokimushi thread starter macrumors regular

    hekokimushi

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    #2
    come on??? no one knows anything or had experience similar events?
     
  3. integragsr macrumors member

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    I had the same issue last nite, I got a random message with a website link from some armando13389910@hotmail.com.

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

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    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

    darkcurse

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    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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