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is it safe for users to post their yahoo or ICQ messenger ID ?

erich37

Well-known member
#1
I am not using any Instant messenger like yahoo or ICQ.

I just came across a few users on my Forum are posting their Yahoo-messenger ID into other peoples profiles and asking them to get in touch.

Questions:
- is this safe for the user who is leaving his Yahoo-messenger-ID publicly or will he receive any spam because of this P
- when a user is leaving his messenger-ID´s: should I assume that this user is a spammer ?

Appreciate your help and advise!
Many thanks.
 

James

Well-known member
#2
If your member profiles are set to public (and robots are allowed to access) then it'll most likely be indexed which could cause spam. No, you shouldn't assume they are a spammer unless you have reason to. I often drop some form of contact e-mail if someone wants to talk.