Internet speak for delivering unsolicited ads (spam) via Instant Messenger services, such as Yahoo, AIM, or Microsoft Instant Messenger. This is not only annoying, but it is contrary to the terms of service for all three IM providers, and is quite unethical. SagePost does not condone the use of spim as a legitimate means of marketing on the Internet. We believe you should purchase advertising with the IM services if you feel the need to target that demographic.
Also spelled as spIM, spam over instant messaging (IM). Spim is perpetuated by bots that harvest IM screen names off of the Internet and simulate a human user by sending spam to the screen names via an instant message. The spim typically contains a link to a Web site that the spimmer is trying to market.
'Spam on Instant Messaging' is unsolicited E-mail via an instant messaging application. It's can be more invasive than E-mail spam because messages are not usually filtered by spam software and pop up automatically when a user is logged on using their IM program. This makes Spim harder to ignore. Some Spim messages can contain code that accesses a victim's stored buddy list and then utilises these addresses to Spim your contacts. The recipients of these messages accept them by wrote because they appear to come from someone on their own buddy lists.
SPIM is a new form of internet SPAM delivered to users through (IM) Instant Messaging programs like Microsoft Messenger (MSN) instead of via email. SPIM is generated by automated ‘bots' that are designed to simulate instant messaging users to efficiently SPAM messages. This new SPAM medium is quickly reaching more and more instant messaging users throughout the internet. SPIM like SPAM comes in a variety of forms, such as pornography, medications/drugs, fake degrees and money making schemes.