View Full Version : [ubuntu] Empathy Instant Messenger: can I block user???

August 2nd, 2010, 06:24 PM

I started using Empathy Instant Messenger to IM with my buddies in Europe.

Problem is that I get *tons* of spam.

Back when I was using Yahoo Messenger (on Window$$$), there was a function I used to block users.

I cannot find how a way to do it in Empathy.

Am I missing something? Is there a way to block a user???

Thanks for your help.


August 2nd, 2010, 06:53 PM
Pidgen is a much better IM client for Linux, and it supportd muli server apps too (ie, aim, irq, ect)

August 4th, 2010, 04:46 AM
I have the same issue. If someone wants to add me, I get to accept or refuse. But if someone, or a spam bot, wants to send me a message, I don't have the option to refuse or block them.

I can't find an option to do so, either.

Pidgin is decent. I understand that webcam, and possibly voice, are better in Empathy, but don't use those. The problem that I have with Pidgin is that eventually it decides for some reason that it needs to consume all my CPU. I have to kill it and restart. After a time that gets annoying, and I switch back to Empathy.

Neither one is really a satisfactory IM client at this time.

March 26th, 2011, 03:03 PM
I'm trying to figure this out too.

How do you block Yahoo IM spam? Both friend-requests and actual IMs?

How can Empathy have absolutely no spam-blocking features? That's just idiotic.

December 25th, 2012, 07:00 AM
empathy menu (where file would be)
blocked contacts
type in the contact you want to block
then hit add