[ubuntu-uk] Blocking in Pidgin

Michael G Fletcher michael at ilovemylinux.com
Sun Jul 5 20:31:46 BST 2009

On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Liam Proven<lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> I get loads of MSN spim these days. At least 3-4/hr, sometimes dozens
> an hour, all the time I'm online.
> I meticulously block each one, but sometimes, the same ones keep
> spimming me again and again. Blocking seems to do nothing.
> I've even manually upgraded to Pidgin 2.5.8 from getdeb.net in an
> effort to overcome this. Made no differences.
> At least it does seem to have resolved  the "friendly name changes too
> rapidly" errors and the failure of my status to go to 100% connected -
> since I added Facebook, it tended to stay on "connecting..."
> indefinitely.
> Is there any way of blocking MSN spammers? It's almost entirely on
> MSN, /very/ occasionally on Skype. AFAICS there's no "only allow IMs
> from people in my buddy list" option in Pidgin's MSN support, which I
> am coming to really miss...
> Ideas? Hints? Suggestions?

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