Adium is a fantastic instant messaging program for the Mac that allows you to connect to many different chat clients like Yahoo, MSN and Google Talk just to name a few. Unfortunately if you have an MSN / Windows Live Messenger account on Adium you may be bombarded by the parasitic individuals of the web also known as spammers. I’m not sure why this only seems to happen to my MSN account, but there is a simple fix.
Fire up Adium and go to Adium / Privacy Settings… (alt + option + p).
Under Privacy level, select Allow only contacts on my contact list. Working well for me so far, but I’m really wondering why MSN gets such a massive amount of spam, I don’t think I have got one spam message on Google Talk or Yahoo.