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

David Bovill david.bovill at opn-technologies.com
Wed Apr 11 12:48:52 CDT 2001

Ah, but have you tried downloading and registering an new ICQ account? Sure
when you have set it up it's OK, but as soon as you have registered a new
account within a few seconds you get spam'd!

> From: "Oliver Wing" <owing at vianetworks.co.uk>
> Reply-To: jdev at jabber.org
> Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 17:16:42 +0100
> To: <jdev at jabber.org>
> Subject: Re: [JDEV] Kid-safe messaging: [was buddy icons]
>> 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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