How Does One Report Spam On Messengers?

@pyewacket (43958)
United States
November 25, 2007 11:59pm CST
Long ago, I decided to keep my Yahoo Messenger switched off as I found it annoying to get those "pings" just about every minute when another email was in my mail, or to notify me someone was on-line and available via messenger...so switched it off. Every once in awhile though, I do switch it back on and I'm deluged by about fifty or more notices of someone trying to message me, but NOT anyone I know, but rather someone mentioning, "Hey, there it's been awhile hasn't it, but I found this great new dating line...blah, blah, blah..." and of course from people I don't know from Adam So in our emails we have spam guards or can report spam or mark as spam...How does one do this to block these stupid messages or report them as spam? Why doesn't any of the messenger things have a spam folder too? Or do they??
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@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I havent found one but most of the time it will put up do you wantthis person to see you on line or you can also refuse the IMs I used to get some but not much any more they all seem to go to the spam book in yahoo. and I have 1,000 of those I just delete
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I always have my messenger set to invisible..guess some don't get the hint though..LOL
@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
27 Nov 07
lol if my friends do that I talk to them and if they wan to talk back they do
@worldwise1 (14886)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Oh, pyewacket, you haven't heard anything! I have been deluged myself with these IMs from people I've never heard of before. I unwisely followed a link one day, and I was horrified at the sight of dirty, disgusting pictures on there. I keep asking myself, "How did these people find me?" And they always say, "Hey, it's been awhile..." Like never! I mark them as spam but they continue to come. I am always signed on as "invisible," so I don't understand this.
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@worldwise1 (14886)
• United States
27 Nov 07
I would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU, pyewacket, to both you and Bayleigh Gray. I have followed the procedure and hopefully my problem will be solved.
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
8 Jan 08
Hey pw, I won't be able to see the responses until I make mine but I hope someone has given a solution to this problem b/c I have the same problem w/ yahoo im-I wonder if it's ppl who have ever been on my contact list b/c I don't know these folks either & I don't see them on my contact list???? +'s |:)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Like you, I don't use the IM feature much. When I am on the computer I am here with "A Mission". Since you mentioned Yahoo specifically though, they have something called Yahoo 360. I think it is a question and answer format where people get points (I don't know the purpose of the points) for having the best answer to any question. I went there recently to find out how to add a signature to my account, since every time I tried I got a message saying that my siggy was too long. The people on that message board were very helpful indeed. I hope you get the answer you are looking for ~Donna
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
27 Nov 07
Thank you..yup, BayleighGray told me how to block those pesky nuisances...just how the heck do they find us anyway..LOL
@Zelmarq (12587)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Nov 07
I have noticed with my messenger lately that I get messages from people that I dont know or messages form spmmers. I hope yahoo could do something about that, it has plagued my ym and I am not liking it.