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

Thomas Parslow (PatRat) patrat at rat-software.com
Wed Apr 11 13:26:46 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!
> Not wanting to turn this list into a spam discussion, but I have a very low
> iCQ number, and you'd have thought i'd get more spam, being at the
> beginnings of their list (esp. seeing as iCQ numbers only start at 100,000).
> They can't spam you if you have those options ticked, as iCQ simply ignores
> it. They're not on your list, you don't get anything. They send it thru the
> web or email, again, you don't get it. Not sure what the implementation is
> in iCQ-t, but i'm sure such ignore measures could be put in, but obviously
> in most cases wouldn't be desired, as many haven't imported their entire iCQ
> lists.

Spammers target high numbered accounts because newbies are better
targets for spam :) My account get's very little but both my brothers
accounts get loads (they signed up more recently)

Thomas Parslow (PatRat) ICQ #:26359483
Rat Software
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