Wired: AOL Insta-Spams MSN Messenger
Aug 08, 1999, 23:58 (10 Talkback[s])
"AOL fired off a semi-ominous message -- combined with a pitch
for AOL's own software -- to users accessing its chat system with
Microsoft's competing instant messaging software."
"Please be advised that you are currently accessing the AOL
Network using unauthorized software. You can download a FREE,
fully featured, and authorized client, here," the message said.
"The message, a unique form of targeted instant spam, then
linked Messenger users to a site for downloading AOL's competing
instant messaging software."