[ubuntu-uk] Blocking in Pidgin

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 01:10:49 BST 2009

2009/7/5 Michael G Fletcher <michael at ilovemylinux.com>:
> 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?
> Liam
> Check Tools -> Privacy

Aha! Fantastic! Thank-you! If it works as advertised, as it were, that
will be *just* the thing.

You know, I've Googled for this feature & found nothing. I feel
foolish for not noticing!

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