Yahoo Messenger spam becomes insufferable

Summary:The spam via Yahoo Messenger is becoming insufferable--and the junk messages are piling up.In recent weeks, I've received anywhere from six to a dozen spam IMs a day.

The spam via Yahoo Messenger is becoming insufferable--and the junk messages are piling up.

In recent weeks, I've received anywhere from six to a dozen spam IMs a day. I use Yahoo's spam reporting feature yet they keep coming. I plan to follow up with Yahoo to see why this spam problem has ballooned on Messenger.

Exhibit A:

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And Exhibit B:

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Meanwhile, the spam messages keep coming--I got another 4 overnight. Anyone out there seeing the same trend with Yahoo? AOL IM has been a spam free IM experience for me.

Topics: Collaboration, Browser, Security, Social Enterprise

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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