Stopping MSN Messenger SPAM in Adium

Blocking instant messenger spam in AdiumI use Adium as my IM chat client because it allows me to chat across networks (AIM MobileMe, Yahoo!, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber, ICQ, and so many more) from one app.

Somehow, my MSN Messenger contact info must have gotten out, because I began to get hit every 5 to 10 minutes on MSN with a SPAM instant message.  It varied slightly, but was usually something like “I can’t get (something) to work. Check out my pictures at (url)”, or “I saw you on (blah), login to (url) so we can chat.”

Thankfully, blocking this unwanted IM SPAM is easy in Adium.  From the menu bar, choose Adium>Privacy Settings…  Choose the offending Account, in my case, my MSN account.  Then, for Privacy Level, choose Allow only contacts on my contact list.  Close the window.  Presto, no more instant message SPAM from that account.

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  • Roberto

    ah thanx for the quick tip very useful

  • Daniel

    Thankyou, it was pretty easy, but i didnt figure it out before, tnx..

  • Tiago

    Thanks man !

  • al

    thank you.

  • Sean

    Thanks! I wonder why this is separate from the rest of the preferences :/

  • Mahesh

    Thank you

  • Gustavo

    Thanks. So simple and effective advice. I was going crazy.. Loving Adium even more!

  • Louise

    Thank you so much for the post. I was getting so much span posts via MSN! I was almost considering finding another chat program.

  • loadmsn

    Wow ..Good one,Thank you for share.A lot of MSN spam and virus these day : )

  • u0e42u0e2bu0e25u0e14 msn

    Cool!! it’s easy and good tip