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    I am getting this new ICQ spam that requires you to interact with it before it spams. How does that work? transcript:

    147440293(00:01 AM) :
    Hey there.. how are you? Im Emma.
    Padders(00:02 AM) :
    dsfv
    Emma(00:02 AM) :
    Im just here to make some friends, are U single?
    I'm 24/F
    Padders(00:02 AM) :
    vghfh
    Emma(00:02 AM) :
    Excellent, im new to all this LOL ))
    Padders(00:02 AM) :
    gddfgdfgd
    Emma(00:03 AM) :
    Oops.. have to run, sorry bout that.
    Padders(00:03 AM) :
    xbvcxv
    Emma(00:03 AM) :
    In the mean time, you can see my new pics and my info at
    URL HIDDEN TO NOT HELP PROMOTE SPAM!

    Talk to you tommorrow ok

    Luv Emma

    How can I stop this? I get it once every 30 mins from Emma and her friends. For Unkonw Messages in the security box I have the yellow box selected for only accpept event from users on my contact list, but it does not work.

    Any ideas?
    Christopher Padfield
    Web Based Helpdesk
    DeskPRO v3.0.3 Released - Download Demo Now!

  • #2
    I am getting the same stuff. I get it a lot more often though and have my options locked down big time.
    Jason Miller
    http://www.GMPerformanceTuning.com
    http://projecthillside.com
    http://weekendoasis.net
    http://jamz.net

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    • #3
      get the UIN number and then block that number

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      • #4
        yep... i get lots of girls on icq wanting to show me their pics. what can i say? i'm irresistable.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DBZFanCentral
          get the UIN number and then block that number
          done that but get this same spam from a different number each time. it must be some system that is faking it outside of ICQ. very annoying.
          Christopher Padfield
          Web Based Helpdesk
          DeskPRO v3.0.3 Released - Download Demo Now!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jakeman
            yep... i get lots of girls on icq wanting to show me their pics. what can i say? i'm irresistable.
            *apple pie*

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dalius


              *apple pie*
              omg! *eat*

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              • #8
                damn icq bots, i wake up with about 5 every mornin.
                MCSE, MVP, CCIE
                Microsoft Beta Team

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                • #9
                  i always make sure to reply. then they know i'm there so they get my e-mail address from my icq profile so then i get e-mail spam so i can report them with spamcop and get their accounts shut down.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jakeman
                    i always make sure to reply. then they know i'm there so they get my e-mail address from my icq profile so then i get e-mail spam so i can report them with spamcop and get their accounts shut down.

                    LOL Jakeman. You need some cream pies!
                    Well, there it is.
                    - Keeper of the Grove

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                    • #11
                      damn this VO server move! i can't use my smilies!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jakeman
                        damn this VO server move! i can't use my smilies!
                        Haha. Me too, although mine is back up now. Try sending in a support ticket. That might help speed things up.
                        Well, there it is.
                        - Keeper of the Grove

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                        • #13
                          You can set your preferences to not allow people not on your list to send you stuff, bam, SPAM stops instantly.

                          Click on the Main button, click Security & Privacy Permissions, click Messages (on the left) and click all of the check boxes.

                          -Vic

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                          • #14
                            done and thanks. No more Emma hopefully!
                            Christopher Padfield
                            Web Based Helpdesk
                            DeskPRO v3.0.3 Released - Download Demo Now!

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                            • #15
                              I have a problem getting ICQ to work through my firewall, and I don't wish to bother with it to set it all straight.

                              But I do have Miranda running, a very small prog which uses the ICQ structure (without the annoying adds though), so I'm still available for chat. Got options set that basically ignore everything from unknown accounts, and I've not been spammed so far...

                              If interested, take a looksy here:
                              http://miranda-icq.sourceforge.net

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