Feature Requests item #1009042, was opened at 2004-08-13 22:24
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>Status: Closed
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Priority: 5
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Submitted By: dcabbar (dcabbar)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Privacy: Client Side Blocking

Initial Comment:
I tried the privacy and block options on Linux and
Windows for both MSN and ICQ, and they seem to only put
user to the block list on the server side (i.e. MSN

When you put someone on your block list, you appear
offline to them. But, they can still send messages to

I tried blocking a single user, blocking everyone who
is not in my contact list (i.e. allow only users on my
buddy list), and even further I tried blocking
everyone, and in all cases, I can still receive messages...

All clients I have used so far, i.e. trillian, has
client-side blocking (the messages that blocked users
send are dropped), and in a sense that is what the word
"block" means. Would it be possible to add this feature?

Please check bug# 1003020 for more information... 


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:00

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: Megan Schneider (ciran)
Date: 2006-08-14 13:21

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Adding comments from #772778 (Corbin - sirtalon):
on AOL protocol there is some hack that allows people
to disable themselves from being blocked. There should
be something implemented locally that will block them
somehow. Maybe through a auto respone (could be set in
preferences or something). However it is done, there
should be a way to keep the script kiddies out there
from being able to keep IMing you even after you block


Comment By: David Weiss (czi)
Date: 2005-03-02 15:46

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*push this up*

this request has been for 0.8.x release.
now we have 1.1.4

please add this indeed very important feature as soon as
from what i know 'bout programming (not much, though, i
appreciate your work),  it shouldn't be a very big job.

it's really annoying not to be able to ignore icq contacts.


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