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Block Live Messenger invitations

  1. #1


    jackshafer Guest

    Block Live Messenger invitations

    I'm getting spammed at my live messenger service by invitations. Every time I
    open the application I get 10 spammed invitations. How do I block these
    unwanted invitations? I don't want to reject them one by one.

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  3. #2


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    Greetings,

    Unfortunately Messenger doesn't have a feature like this. The only thing you really can do
    is automatically accept them, which obviously you don't want to do.

    Since this has been reaching rather epidemic proportions, I have some other ideas on how to
    better get around this that I need work on.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "jackshafer" <jackshafer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:B2B28849-A69B-47EB-B45B-B77026F21D0D@newsgroup

    > I'm getting spammed at my live messenger service by invitations. Every time I
    > open the application I get 10 spammed invitations. How do I block these
    > unwanted invitations? I don't want to reject them one by one.


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  4. #3


    scottjohnson Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    This has been annoying me for the last 3 or 4 weeks. It has definitely
    gotten worse and we need to have the option to block unwanted invitations.
    Please help get that option into messenger.

    thanks

    Scott

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

    > Greetings,
    >
    > Unfortunately Messenger doesn't have a feature like this. The only thing you really can do
    > is automatically accept them, which obviously you don't want to do.
    >
    > Since this has been reaching rather epidemic proportions, I have some other ideas on how to
    > better get around this that I need work on.
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    > MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    > Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    > --
    >
    >
    > "jackshafer" <jackshafer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:B2B28849-A69B-47EB-B45B-B77026F21D0D@newsgroup

    > > I'm getting spammed at my live messenger service by invitations. Every time I
    > > open the application I get 10 spammed invitations. How do I block these
    > > unwanted invitations? I don't want to reject them one by one.
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  5. #4


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    Hi Scott,

    I'll do my best.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --


    "scottjohnson" <scottjohnson@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:8C1A9D96-A3D0-4E66-9104-EDA3EA32B0E0@newsgroup

    > This has been annoying me for the last 3 or 4 weeks. It has definitely
    > gotten worse and we need to have the option to block unwanted invitations.
    > Please help get that option into messenger.
    >
    > thanks
    >
    > Scott
    >
    > "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:
    >

    >> Greetings,
    >>
    >> Unfortunately Messenger doesn't have a feature like this. The only thing you really can
    >> do
    >> is automatically accept them, which obviously you don't want to do.
    >>
    >> Since this has been reaching rather epidemic proportions, I have some other ideas on how
    >> to
    >> better get around this that I need work on.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Jonathan Kay
    >> Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    >> MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    >> MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    >> Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    >> (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> "jackshafer" <jackshafer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >> news:B2B28849-A69B-47EB-B45B-B77026F21D0D@newsgroup

    >> > I'm getting spammed at my live messenger service by invitations. Every time I
    >> > open the application I get 10 spammed invitations. How do I block these
    >> > unwanted invitations? I don't want to reject them one by one.
    >>
    >>
    >> .
    >>

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  6. #5


    Tim Gahagan - GGI Technologies - GGI.NET Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    I will check back and wait as well. It used to not happen, but it is getting
    worse and worse over the last month. Also, my MSN e-mail account is not
    published ANYWHERE.

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  7. #6


    Jonathan Kay [MVP] Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    Hi Tim,

    If you're on anyone else's list (of course you are, otherwise you wouldn't be using
    Messenger) then you have probably been published on a list somewhere. The reason is if any
    of your contact's provide their username and password to anyone, that anyone now has their
    credentials can log into the Messenger using that user and grab all the addresses on their
    list which are then sold off.

    That is why the majority of these Messenger phishing scams don't ask you do anything beyond
    fill in your credentials and then send the link to your contacts to do the same -- they're
    just information collectors.

    --
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    --



    "Tim Gahagan - GGI Technologies - GGI.NET"
    <TimGahaganGGITechnologiesGGINET@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:5153E268-F922-4DE2-8450-55B70B869036@newsgroup

    > I will check back and wait as well. It used to not happen, but it is getting
    > worse and worse over the last month. Also, my MSN e-mail account is not
    > published ANYWHERE.


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  8. #7



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    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    Hi folks first post here sooooooo HELLO!

    I fired up my wifes laptop and there was yet another invite....

    My first action after blocking was to finally go through the available options in ALL the menus.

    What I was looking for was a 'box' that said something like this--

    block invitations from anyone not on your contact list

    If this existed then it would sure would make our computing life better.

    Just a thought and all the information already exists so this filter should not be to challenging to implement.

    Thanks in advance if anybody can actually get this done,

    Bill

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  9. #8


    Andy Webster Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    Every time messenger logs in I also get unwanted invites. As Scott and others
    pointed out this has suddenly got considerably worse. I used to get the odd
    one now and then but I am now getting 3 or 4 on each logon. I totally agree
    with bilcheri's comment on simple filter implementation. With regard to
    messenger IDs getting into the wild it seems like an inside job has occured
    recently as there are so many forum threads reporting this sudden increase in
    unwanted invites. I am beginning to consider just binning messenger for good
    if nothing is done to resolve this.

    "bilcheri" wrote:

    >
    > Hi folks first post here sooooooo HELLO!
    >
    > I fired up my wifes laptop and there was yet another invite....
    >
    > My first action after blocking was to finally go through the available
    > options in ALL the menus.
    >
    > What I was looking for was a 'box' that said something like this--
    >
    > block invitations from anyone not on your contact list
    >
    > If this existed then it would sure would make our computing life better.
    >
    >
    > Just a thought and all the information already exists so this filter
    > should not be to challenging to implement.
    >
    > Thanks in advance if anybody can actually get this done,
    >
    > Bill
    >
    >
    > --
    > bilcheri
    > .
    >

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  10. #9


    Robert Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    I am also getting spammed daily. Typically they want me to visit
    "www.make109.com" (which I have never taken them up on, for obvious reasons).
    It is definitely becoming an epidemic, resulting in the disuse of my
    personal Live Messenger account. I still use it at work to communicate to my
    coworkers, but my hotmail-connected account won't be used until I can block
    ALL invites. This should be an easy fix, right?

    Thanks for your attention to this!
    Robert

    "Jonathan Kay [MVP]" wrote:

    > Greetings,
    >
    > Unfortunately Messenger doesn't have a feature like this. The only thing you really can do
    > is automatically accept them, which obviously you don't want to do.
    >
    > Since this has been reaching rather epidemic proportions, I have some other ideas on how to
    > better get around this that I need work on.
    >
    > --
    > Jonathan Kay
    > Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
    > MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    > MessengerGeek Blog: http://www.messengergeek.com
    > Messenger Resources: http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    > (c) 2010 Jonathan Kay - If redistributing, you must include this signature or citation
    > --
    >
    >
    > "jackshafer" <jackshafer@newsgroup> wrote in message
    > news:B2B28849-A69B-47EB-B45B-B77026F21D0D@newsgroup

    > > I'm getting spammed at my live messenger service by invitations. Every time I
    > > open the application I get 10 spammed invitations. How do I block these
    > > unwanted invitations? I don't want to reject them one by one.
    >
    >
    > .
    >

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  11. #10


    Oli Guest

    Re: Block Live Messenger invitations

    this sucks!! Is there really no way to stop invites from anyone? All people I
    have to talk to are already on my list. I do not want to add someone more.
    How can we stop this? Is this really impossible?
    If there is really no way to do better, I will put an end to my msn account
    cause this is really anoyiiiinnnnnggg !!!

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