Block on MSN

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by oldschool, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    is there any way for someone to figure out that i've blocked them on msn?

    also is there any way, if i have a mac, to figure out if someone has blocked me?

    or is block foolproof.

    i remember in my icq days I made myself invisible to lots of people..and they somehow found out.
     
  2. russed macrumors 68000

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    i'm sure there will be some app that will let you find out. in fact i remember someone finding out that i had blocked them a while back.
     
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  4. Wes macrumors 68020

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    There are some websites that will allow you to type in an msn account and will tell you if it is online or not.
     
  5. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    When you block a person, they just appear offline to you.

    It might just be me, but MSN Messenger, is the best IM program I've used.
     
  6. chrisblore macrumors regular

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    I am inclined to agree. Although it does have security issues (as we have all come to expect with Microsoft :rolleyes: ), the majority of my friends use it and there is no point in using a different program if you don't have anyone to talk to, such is the state of Microsoft's monopoly on most things computing these days!
     
  7. Wes macrumors 68020

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    I find myself split between MSN/AIM but I have accounts on Yahoo and ICQ. Most of the services have their own perks.

    ICQ allows offline messaging (as does Yahoo if I remember correctly). MSN/AIM offer display pictures and games (not currently mac compatible). ICQ gives you a crappy, numerical, way to identify yourself while MSN and AIM let you have a bit more imagination. MSN strikes me as a bit buggy. Adium (the chat program I use, www.adiumx.com) used to show all the errors MSN produced which are hidden in the official client. About 5-10 times a day I saw a 'switchboard' error.
     
  8. oldschool thread starter macrumors 65816

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