As spam instant messages (IM) become more and more prevalent, it’s a good practice to configure your IM software to only accept messages from people you know. In AIM, click on Edit, Settings, and then click on the Privacy settings, and then choose “Only Allow Users on my Buddy List.” For instructions on how to set this option on other popular IM clients, read Ask Leo.
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Feldman, Barbara. "Stop Instant Message Spam." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 9 Oct. 2007. Web. 21 Nov. 2014. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/279/stop-instant-message-spam/ >.