Random IMs

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at baywinds.org
Tue Feb 3 09:45:17 EST 2009


Duh!!! I'm stupid.  Thank you.  I don't think that was in GAIM, which I 
just migrated from

Craig Harding wrote:
>>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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