An Example of VoIP Spam–Well, Sort Of

Today I received my first spam through a public VoIP service. Well, sort of. Skype is a rapidly growing, and innovative, VoIP service. In addition to its voice services, it offers chat. The spam–see below–was sent to me via chat.

Spam like this could end up making Skype unusable, whether it’s chat-based or voice-based.

But I doubt it will. Skype is a closed community. The firm can build in technology that senses and suppresses spamming. Instant messaging networks, such as those of AOL, MSN, and Yahoo, have done this successfully. Skype will have to follow suit.

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