From ONeillDD on Thu, 26 Nov 1998
hey I really need to know if you could tell me how I could go about reading instant messages from and by other people. If you know what I mean some people call it spying. This is very important so if you please contact me A.S.A.P.
I presume this question was about AOL or ICQ messaging. I know nothing about these protocols though I suspect that a straight network sniffer strategic place on some multiple access medium (ethernet) between the person on whom you are trying to spy would do the trick.
Sorry to take so long on the response. I've been pretty busy so Turkey Day has been my first chance to really clean out my inbox in a few months.