SPIM Prevention

SPIM (Spam over IM) Prevention techniques from the IMLogic threat center: Set your client to not accept messages from people not on your buddy list.
IM Client How to stop messages from anonymous users
AOL IM (v5.9.3690) Sign in
Click “My AIM” > “Edit Options” > “Edit Preferences”
Click “Privacy” in the left-hand column
Click “Allow only users on my Buddy List” under the “Who can contact me” heading
ICQ Lite (v4.1) Sign in
Click “Main” > “Preferences and Security”
Click “Spam Control” in the left-hand column
Check “Accept messages only from users on my Contact List”
Ensure both options under “Not in List Messages” are checked
Check “Do not accept World Wide Pager Messages”
Check “Do not accept Email Express Messages”
ICQ Pro (v2003b) Sign in
Click “Main” > “Security and Privacy Permissions”
Click “Communication Events”
Select the yellow check mark for each line item (be sure to scroll)
MSN Messenger (6.2.0137) Sign in
Click “Tools” > “Options”
Click on Privacy Tab
Check “Only people on my Allow List can see my status and send me messages”
Ensure the “Alert me when other people add me to their contact lists” is checked
Windows Messenger (v4.7.3000) Sign in
Click “Tools” > “Options”
Click on Privacy Tab
Ensure the “Alert me when other people add me to their contact lists” is checked
Yahoo! Messenger (v6.0.0.750) Sign in
Click “Messenger” > “Preferences”
Click “Ignore List” in the left-hand column
Click “Ignore anyone who is not on my Messenger List.”