How to stop automatic news alerts from WSJ
July 5, 2004 2:14 PM   Subscribe

AIM Bots gone bad: WSJ won't stop sending me news alerts. [mi]

I've tried to use the built in tool "manage alerts" but that just leads to a menu with 4 options:
1) Select News Alerts
2) Select Delivery Options
3) View Your Alert Settings
4) Stop All Alerts

Unfortunately, none of these work. I generally type 4, then hit send. No response. I've tried this a number of times, even tried typing out the commands; still nothing. So I wrote a rather strongly worded (leave me the hell alone) IM to the "feedback" section. No response. AIM doesn't seem to let you block bots, so I don't know what else to do. Help?
posted by rorycberger to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
Response by poster: Oh yeah, any thoughts on reporting this to AOL? Or "Warning" them? Will that do anything?
posted by rorycberger at 2:27 PM on July 5, 2004

Add the Bot to your Block list?
posted by gramcracker at 5:21 PM on July 5, 2004

Response by poster: Nope, can't block bots.
posted by rorycberger at 6:47 PM on July 5, 2004

My step brother wrote the WSJ AIM bot software. Send me an email describing the problem and I'll forward it to him.
posted by stbalbach at 7:17 PM on July 5, 2004

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