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Old 02-27-2009, 11:27 AM   #1
yiannis852
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Question Getting spam IM messages on Pidgin


Hi!

As of recently I've started receiving IM messages on one of my windows messenger accounts that I'm using with Pidgin that appear to be coming from certain contacts that have already been blocked. The messages are spam with a link to "so-cool-4u.com".

Most probably there is something wrong with my security settings.
What could be causing that? Is there a way for me to fix it?
Thanx in advance.
 
Old 02-27-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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As of recently I've started receiving IM messages on one of my windows messenger accounts that I'm using with Pidgin that appear to be coming from certain contacts that have already been blocked. The messages are spam with a link to "so-cool-4u.com".

Most probably there is something wrong with my security settings.
What could be causing that? Is there a way for me to fix it?
It's been a while since I've used Pidgin, but doesn't it have an option somewhere which is called something like "only allow these people to contact me" (or similar)? That should work, unless the spam is actually coming from your contact's accounts, in which case you might need to use something like Bot Sentry. But like I said, it's been a while.

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Old 02-27-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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Well, the spam messages I'm getting come from a contact that is already in my blocked contacts list. I don't have Bot Sentry installed. I'm downloading it right now. It should solve the problem though.
 
  


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