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MSN Filtering Some Content Out Of IM?

Postby TeMerc » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:32 pm

By Justin Mann, TechSpot.com
Published: January 8, 2007

While all instant message providers go well out of their way to deny any sort of liability in the agreement you must accept to use their service, it seems that some of them still filter content.

In an attempt either to protect themselves or their users, I found an interesting article discussing that Microsoft filters MSN messenger chats based on content. While the initial portion of the story proved to be inaccurate, it seems that indeed the MSN servers will block certain types of text from getting through:

If you try to send a message containing any of the words' ".pif", ".scr", "download.php" or "gallery.php" the message will be silently discarded. The official client from Microsoft will provide no indication to either the sender or recipient that the message didn't go through.


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Postby JeanInMontana » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:57 pm

O want to see this next time we IM. I don't believe it.
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