Random IMs

Craig Harding craigwharding at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 07:20:03 EST 2009


>From the Pidgin menu:

Tools->Privacy

On 2/2/09, Bruce Ferrell <bferrell at baywinds.org> wrote:
> Michael Pobega wrote:
>  > On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 11:59:07AM -0800, Briana Giuliano wrote:
>  >> Hi, I love Pidgin and do not wish to go back to the regular AIM.
>  >> However, twice I have received IMs from screenames I do not know of.
>  >> The first occurred sometime in the fall with the SN of
>  >> ApocalypticFatex and the conversation went as follows:
>  >>
>  >> (9:25:31 PM) ApocalypticFatex: whore
>  >> (9:26:19 PM) Me: what?
>  >> (9:26:19 PM) Unable to send message: Refused by client
>  >>
>  >> That occurred twice. Once again today another odd SN contacted me with
>  >> the SN of Ximasuperstarrr
>  >>
>  >> (8:00:33 PM) Ximasuperstarrr: choose never you whore
>  >> (8:00:33 PM) Me <AUTO-REPLY>: trying to book a flight to portugal but
>  >> forgot which return time i was supposed to choose. thanks memory!
>  >> (8:00:45 PM) Ximasuperstarrr: and STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM MY MAN
>  >> (8:00:57 PM) Me: who is this?
>  >> (8:01:17 PM) Ximasuperstarrr: HE'S MINE SO STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM HIM
>  >> YOU CUM GUZZLING WHORE
>  >>
>  >
>  >> Have no idea how these people got my SN or have any idea of what these
>  >> freaks are talking about.  I was wondering if they happen to be
>  >> AIMbots or something.  I haven't had AIM for quite some time, but I
>  >> liked how at least when I received an IM from an unknown person it
>  >> asked beforehand.  I am very concerned about my privacy especially on
>  >> the internet, the only site that shows my SN is Couchsurfers and that
>  >> page is blocked so other viewers can't see.  I have blocked both of
>  >> these SNs, but I became more concerned since it happened again.  Any
>  >> help with this will be appreciated.
>  >>
>  >> Thank-you, Briana Giuliano
>  >>
>  >
>  > Are you sure you didn't just piss someone off? Anyway, what I usually do
>  > is have all people not on my buddy list blocked by default, it's
>  > probably what you should do too.
>  >
>
>
> Just out of curiosity, how do you do that?  I had to enable the bot sentry.
>
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