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How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

  1. #1


    MegaC Guest

    How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    Greetings all,

    I am new this group! Nice to meet everyone!

    I have a question relating to deleting old contacts. I am using
    'Windows Live Messenger" version 8.1 and I am trying to delete my old
    contacts that are found in my Block list (Found under Tools -> Options
    -> Privacy -> Block List). When I try right clicking on the names
    sometimes the "Delete" option is blacked out and other times it is
    not. On the times when it is blacked out and I hit delete, it deletes
    for a moment and then comes back(?) when I relaunch MSN Live
    Messenger.

    How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I
    have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    access them again?

    Cheers,
    Derek

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  3. #2


    Peter Flindt Guest

    Re: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    MegaC wrote :

    > Greetings all,

    > I am new this group! Nice to meet everyone!

    > I have a question relating to deleting old contacts. I am using
    > 'Windows Live Messenger" version 8.1 and I am trying to delete my old
    > contacts that are found in my Block list (Found under Tools -> Options
    > -> Privacy -> Block List). When I try right clicking on the names
    > sometimes the "Delete" option is blacked out and other times it is
    > not. On the times when it is blacked out and I hit delete, it deletes
    > for a moment and then comes back(?) when I relaunch MSN Live
    > Messenger.

    > How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I
    > have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    > from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    > access them again?

    > Cheers,
    > Derek
    No chance,
    if a contact have add YOU on his contactlist, you can't delete this
    contact.
    That's the way the msn protocol works.

    Peter



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  4. #3


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    Greetings,

    Peter is correct but just to clarify...

    If someone has you on their main contact list, that Delete option won't be available. Once
    they've removed you, it will become available and you should be able to remove them
    completely. They shouldn't be coming back...

    These lists are separate from other Live services' contact stores, so you don't need to worry
    about them appearing elsewhere though.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    Associate Expert
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    --


    "MegaC" <derekmegyesi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:24683756-dbb7-4f8c-9058-018419f63c41@xxxxxx

    > Greetings all,
    >
    > I am new this group! Nice to meet everyone!
    >
    > I have a question relating to deleting old contacts. I am using
    > 'Windows Live Messenger" version 8.1 and I am trying to delete my old
    > contacts that are found in my Block list (Found under Tools -> Options
    > -> Privacy -> Block List). When I try right clicking on the names
    > sometimes the "Delete" option is blacked out and other times it is
    > not. On the times when it is blacked out and I hit delete, it deletes
    > for a moment and then comes back(?) when I relaunch MSN Live
    > Messenger.
    >
    > How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I
    > have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    > from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    > access them again?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Derek


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  5. #4


    peppermint pig Guest

    Re: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    I really think that we ought to be able to delete people that have added us
    on to our contact lists . Some people I really just dont want on thereor to
    be able to contact them I don't even wanted to be reminded of them. I would
    leave hotmail just because of this fact really

    "Peter Flindt" wrote:

    > MegaC wrote :

    > > Greetings all,
    >

    > > I am new this group! Nice to meet everyone!
    >

    > > I have a question relating to deleting old contacts. I am using
    > > 'Windows Live Messenger" version 8.1 and I am trying to delete my old
    > > contacts that are found in my Block list (Found under Tools -> Options
    > > -> Privacy -> Block List). When I try right clicking on the names
    > > sometimes the "Delete" option is blacked out and other times it is
    > > not. On the times when it is blacked out and I hit delete, it deletes
    > > for a moment and then comes back(?) when I relaunch MSN Live
    > > Messenger.
    >

    > > How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I
    > > have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    > > from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    > > access them again?
    >

    > > Cheers,
    > > Derek
    >
    > No chance,
    > if a contact have add YOU on his contactlist, you can't delete this
    > contact.
    > That's the way the msn protocol works.
    >
    > Peter
    >
    >
    >

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  6. #5


    mineemee Guest

    Re: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    Hi Jonathan,

    This is actually a huge problem for me. Somehow my messenger resets and I
    have to reblock all the people that I blocked already. My block list is over
    500 and when messenger resets a million windows pop up asking me to
    allow/block again. This is very annoying to block each one individually
    again.

    I have tried many things to delete the names on the list for instance: I
    unblocked everyone on my block list and added them to my allow/contact list
    then I tried deleting the contacts permanently from my contact list. They
    always end up back on my block list.

    I want to be able to delete the names permanenetly. If this means
    forfeiting the names being blocked as well deleted than this if fine. So I
    ask, at this time now is there a way to delete the names on the block list
    permanenetly. Perhaps there is a new version of windows live messenger that
    will fix this issue?

    Thanks,
    mineemee

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

    > Greetings,
    >
    > Peter is correct but just to clarify...
    >
    > If someone has you on their main contact list, that Delete option won't be available. Once
    > they've removed you, it will become available and you should be able to remove them
    > completely. They shouldn't be coming back...
    >
    > These lists are separate from other Live services' contact stores, so you don't need to worry
    > about them appearing elsewhere though.
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > Associate Expert
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    > Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
    > You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    > --
    >
    >
    > "MegaC" <derekmegyesi@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:24683756-dbb7-4f8c-9058-018419f63c41@xxxxxx

    > > Greetings all,
    > >
    > > I am new this group! Nice to meet everyone!
    > >
    > > I have a question relating to deleting old contacts. I am using
    > > 'Windows Live Messenger" version 8.1 and I am trying to delete my old
    > > contacts that are found in my Block list (Found under Tools -> Options
    > > -> Privacy -> Block List). When I try right clicking on the names
    > > sometimes the "Delete" option is blacked out and other times it is
    > > not. On the times when it is blacked out and I hit delete, it deletes
    > > for a moment and then comes back(?) when I relaunch MSN Live
    > > Messenger.
    > >
    > > How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I
    > > have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    > > from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    > > access them again?
    > >
    > > Cheers,
    > > Derek
    >
    >

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  7. #6



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    Re: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    Just another way that M$ shows it doesn't give a crap about the user.

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  8. #7


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    Hi,

    I disagree -- it allows both parties to retain control of their status.

    For instance on Skype, if you block someone and then unblock them, you can see them fine but
    they can no longer see you although there is nothing indicating to you that anything has
    really changed. The only way to "fix" is for them to request your contact details again, or
    you to delete them and readd them (which they aren't notified either).

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2008 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "Big T" <guest@xxxxxx-email.com> wrote in message
    news:06b769928ceeddd2f1854f88edb36d14@xxxxxx-gateway.com...

    >
    > Just another way that M$ shows it doesn't give a crap about the user.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Big T


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  9. #8


    kiran Guest

    RE: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?



    "MegaC" wrote:

    > Greetings all,
    >
    > I am new this group! Nice to meet everyone!
    >
    > I have a question relating to deleting old contacts. I am using
    > 'Windows Live Messenger" version 8.1 and I am trying to delete my old
    > contacts that are found in my Block list (Found under Tools -> Options
    > -> Privacy -> Block List). When I try right clicking on the names
    > sometimes the "Delete" option is blacked out and other times it is
    > not. On the times when it is blacked out and I hit delete, it deletes
    > for a moment and then comes back(?) when I relaunch MSN Live
    > Messenger.
    >
    > How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I
    > have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    > from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    > access them again?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Derek
    >

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  10. #9


    rabia Guest

    RE: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    >How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I

    > have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    > from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    > access them again?
    > is there any possible way????

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  11. #10


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: How to fully delete contacts from MSN Live Messenger?

    Greetings Rabia,

    In the Privacy category lists in Options, which I assume would be what you're referring to,
    you can right-click on people and choose Delete. However, this Delete option will only be
    available if they've deleted you from their main contact list. If they haven't, the option
    will be grayed out.

    The only other possible way is to completely delete your Windows Live ID at
    http://account.live.com, wait a few days for it to be wiped out by the system and start
    again. This will of course, wipe out your main contact list as well.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2009 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "rabia" <rabia@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:08B9C979-5516-4855-B31F-A1E250B0577A@newsgroup

    >>How to do I (under my control) delete/blow away all the users that I
    >> have blocked (I blocked them for a reason). How do I 100% delete them
    >> from my MSN and any other forms of Microsoft so that I can NEVER
    >> access them again?
    >> is there any possible way????


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