Random IMs

Bruce Ferrell bferrell at baywinds.org
Mon Feb 2 17:01:19 EST 2009

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
>> 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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