Is there a setting that allows only friends to exchange messages?

I thought this would be default actually, but got a message from total stranger (from a spammer haboring alpha4 demo site)
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as you should know, V2 is still in Beta testing and is not meant to be used on production sites, which means it is Not complete and it is still missing a lot of features that will be included in the final version.
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Yes, it is in beta. Everyone here knows it. Thank you.

Would appreciate response on whether 'freind-only-messaging-mode' is in scope for 2.0 or not.

BTW, the spam message originated from alpha4 live demo site & am sure many others received it too.
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http://forums.phpfox.com/project.php?issueid=2278 Here's feature request, however...

Purefan/Natio/Anna... I really hope that you'd view this as one of the necessary improvement tasks for the mail module before 2.0 release instead of a new feature request (all of which are being pushed to 2.1) I say this because this is a default messaging behavior of many social networks I know... eg. Get your friend approval first before you exchange messages... so that members do not receive messages from random strangers.

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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Its already a setting mate. You should download V2 beta and test it. The patch for this was released for 1.6 and carried over to v2
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Thx, I must have missed it... Will look around adminCP again.
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