[JDEV] Kid-safe messaging: [was buddy icons]

John Hebert john at vedalabs.com
Wed Apr 11 10:53:04 CDT 2001

Agreed. Spam doesn't have to be a problem with jabber or any IM that allows one to
reject messages or even subscription requests from unknowns.

4/11/01 10:43:40 PM, "Neeme Praks" <neeme at one.lv> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jdev-admin at jabber.org [mailto:jdev-admin at jabber.org]On
>> Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 5:05 PM
>> However, even though spam isn't a problem yet on the
>> Jabber network, there will come a day when it is does
>> become a problem.  Once there are enough users of
>> Jabber, there will naturally follow those who want to
>> advertise to them and then it's only a small step to
>> Jabber spam.  That's why it's important (to me, at
>> least) to start planning for countermeasures sooner
>> rather than later.
>why do you think it will become an issue if the user itself is careful
>enough? It definitely isn't easy to guess the account names on Jabber, as it
>is the case with ICQ.
>For example, I don't get any spam on my MSN Messenger account (and no email
>spam to my hotmail account neither).

John Hebert
System Engineer
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