I keep getting invitations by different people trying to spam me with different invitations to chat, buy pharmaceuticals or increase the size of different parts of my body. Is there any way I can turn it off?
This was one reason why a friend of mine stopped using Skype, he kept getting all sorts of spam by different people he didn’t know. Unfortunately spam is a pretty pervasive feature of the Internet nowadays and new waves are targeting Instant Messaging clients. Skype is no exception and unfortunately waves of spam tend to increase over time rather than die away. Thank you very much, but if I was after medicines, individual health insurance or Spanish lotteries, I know how to find them on my own.
Luckily, it’s relatively easy to block people from sending you spam in Skype. You can do this by telling Skype that you only want to accept messages from people on your contact lie. Click on Tools-Options and then choose the Privacy tab. This is what your dialog box looks like:
The default option on this dialog box is to allow anyone to contact you, but you can very easily switch it to only allowing people on your contact list get in touch. Flick the switch, save your options and you’re set!