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

Oliver Wing owing at vianetworks.co.uk
Wed Apr 11 11:16:42 CDT 2001

> Part of the problem is that ICQ numbers are assigned sequentially,
> this is how they can easily target new accounts (the reason that you
> get loads of e-mails requesting you credit card number when you sign up
> for compuserve).

I don't get any SPAM. iCQ (offical client that is) has several options to
very much secure your client. Such as "Ignore messages from users not on my
contact list", "Do not accept multi-recpient messages" and "Do not accept
web gateway messages", etc..

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