Skip to main content

How to block/unblock Messenger contacts after migration to Skype?

After having moved my messenger to Skype for a few weeks, the experience is like taking 100 steps backwards. Other than once encountering login issues, my impression on Skype has reached new bottom.

On the first day when I first migrated to Skype, messaging my contacts encountered problems. I soon realised that's all because I appeared offline on Messenger previously. A quick resolution not to lose all these contacts is to go back to Messenger, appear online to all contacts, exit from Messenger, then login to Skype again. Why didn't Skype think of this and do a proper synchronise job.

Blocking a messenger contact is so damn difficult on Skype. I repeat again - MESSENGER contact. The reason for repeating is because blocking a Skype contact is a few clicks away within the Skype program itself but NOT for a MESSENGER contact.

To block a messenger contact, you can only do it from Microsoft Live People page.
  1. Login to Windows Live account http://www.outlook.com on your preferred browser.

  2. Click on the down arrow from the top menu followed by the People option.


  3. Then go to Manage > Limit Access.

  4. You may then limit access to selected contacts on this page.

NOTE: It is required to re-login Skype for the block/unblock to take effect.

Popular Posts

Ho Ching named 5th most powerful and is mistaken as first lady by Forbes

Forbes named Singapore Prime Minister wife and CEO of Temasek Holdings, Ho Ching, as the 5th most powerful woman in the world. Ho Ching is mistaken as Singapore's first lady! OMG!

I wonder how can Forbes makes such a blunder. For a complete list, refer to here.

How to stop FortiClient from starting automatically?

Installed FortiClient recently but the challenge in disabling the application/service from running automatically on every start-up annoyed me. Attempt to stop 'FortiClient Service Scheduler' only return 'Parameter is incorrect' error message.

An article on Technet help solve my trouble. To stop FortiClient from starting automatically, try the following:
Shut down FortiClient from the system tray.
Run net stop fortishield on command prompt.
Run msconfig.
On msconfig, switch to the Services tab. Clear the FortiClient Service Scheduler check box and click Apply.Run services.msc on command prompt to open up show all available services.Look for FortiClient Service Scheduler. Switch Startup type to Manual.Restart your computer. FortiClient should not be running automatically the next time round. Hope it helps.
QET next week

My friend admitting to NTU this month had had their QET few days back and from them, their QET's format was straightforward and questions to me was simple. 2 close passages with some blanks for students to fill in and a 300 words essay to be written from many topics to choose from. Topics available to choose from are like "Why do you choose NTU?", "Describe one major recent event just happened in your country", "What do you want to do in the future?", etc. Very simple to write essay with 300 words limit. But then for NUS, it is a very different story. 1 close passage with many grammatical phrases underlined for you to edit and a 500 words essay to write. Before writing the essay, there will have 3 pre-reading topics for students to ponder and then a lengthy topic related article to read from. There is only ONE essay TOPIC to write on and it can be like "how your country's goverment can help reserve the originality of tourist spot…