Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Unwanted, unsolicited instant messages, often of a commercial nature.

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  • noun Unsolicited messages sent to cellular phones.
  • noun Unsolicited commercial messages sent via an instant messaging system.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[sp(am) + i(nstant) m(essaging).]

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Blend of spam and IM (instant messaging).

Examples

  • - Microsoft is bringing out the big guns to combat instant message spam - known as spim - and phishing attacks done to users of its Live Messenger network.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • - Microsoft is bringing out the big guns to combat instant message spam - known as spim - and phishing attacks done to users of its Live Messenger network.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • IMers plagued with spam messages (also called spim) will appreciate some small alterations in 9.0.

    Crave: The gadget blog

  • IMers plagued with spam messages (also called spim) will appreciate some small alterations in 9.0.

    CNET News.com

  • IMers plagued with spam messages (also called spim) will appreciate some small alterations in 9.0.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • Spammers have already embraced "spim" (spam over instant messaging), say the experts.

    Hold the Phone, VOIP Isn't Safe

  • Thursday's filings build on other recent actions Microsoft has taken against click fraud and instant-messaging spam (aka "spim").

    Top Tech News

  • Such instant messaging spam, or "spim," can take the fun -- and utility -- out of instant messaging.

    TechNet Blogs

  • ( "Microsoft Corporation v. Funmobile, et. al." case number 09-2-21247-3) that alleges Funmobile Ltd. has conducted a significant campaign to undermine the privacy of Windows Live Messenger customer accounts and to "spim" our customers 'contacts.

    TechNet Blogs

  • Thursday's filings build on other recent actions Microsoft has taken against click fraud and instant-messaging spam (aka "spim").

    Top Tech News

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