Stop MSN or Windows Live Messenger spam
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Stop MSN or Windows Live Messenger spam

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>>It's happened to the best of us. You're chatting away with your buddy online when all of a sudden barely legal 143 sends you a link to a totally NSFW site by MSN messenger. Learn how to block unwanted MSN messenger spam on today's quick tip. ^M00:00:13 [ Music ] ^M00:00:18 >>Messenger spam or SPIN can be shut down fairly simply. On a PC open the main messenger window, go to tools, then options, then go to the privacy tab to make sure block unwanted messages is selected. On a Mac most people use either Adium or Microsoft Messenger. In Microsoft Messenger go to preferences, then privacy, then select only users on my allow list can see my status and send me messages, block all other users. In Adium go to privacy options then select your Windows live account, then in privacy level select allow only contacts on my contact list. This will prevent strangers from IMing you but it will also prevent new friends from IMing you too. Just be sure to add each other from now on. It's not ideal but you have the spammers to thank for that. Additionally there are a few freeware programs like messenger spam block out there that will help protect you from strange messages but every time Microsoft decides to update Messenger you stand a strong chance of breaking compatibility. I'm Wilson Tang with CNET TV and this has been another quick look. [ Music ]

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