Seriously Live Messenger, What is the problem?

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Seriously Live Messenger, What is the problem? Listen to this article

I am used to getting random spam instant messages through my Live Messenger account, but today has been a banner day, and I say that with total sarcasm. Today I have received at least five random IMs from a different address (which I immediately block after the message arrives), and each one has been completely trashy.

I’m posting the least offensive here, and the truly offensive ones after the break. Bear in mind that I have my Live account set so that I am not supposed to get any messages from people who aren’t contacts, and yet…they keep coming, and I can’t make them stop.

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Once again, I am warning you that the IMs posted are completely offensive, so no freaking out when you see them. Okay? Okay.

I also have AOL, Yahoo, Google and Facebook IM accounts streaming through Adium, and none of them are spamming me like this.

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hint: if you really want to see exactly how offensive these were, click them, then click the picture that opens


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So seriously Live Messenger, what is the problem? Is there a way to stop these? Or should Live Messenger be marked NC-17? I hate the thought that there is a 13 year old girl or boy out there getting similar messages without any way to turn them off.

I would hate to have to ditch my Live account, especially since it’s got such a fab and easy to remember address, but if this is going to keep up I doubt I would even miss it. 😛


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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.