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Contacts randomly blocked? Contacts not added on web?


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#1 Lishy

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:13 AM

Hi. I have somewhat of a weird problem here. Some of my MSN contacts were randomly blocked/unblocked. And later, certain contacts were not "added" as a contact on web messenger (preventing me from talking to them on Hotmail's web messenger). There was also an issue where even though me and my friend had each other added, we were appearing offline to each other without being blocked. He did not see me back online until he deleted and re-added me.

It just seemed like general hectic chaos, and after logging back into windows and fixing my blocks/unblocks, I had to "add" people to my messenger on the web because they did not appear added/online on messenger on the web, even though they were added and functional on the client itself.

I know my explanation here is a little chaotic too, but that's really because I don't know WTF went on here. But I DO know for sure it is not a virus since a majority of my time is spent on Linux, and I change my password constantly (while in Linux as well.) So it is highly unlikely to be malware.

My theory is this is some server-sided glitch. I've done googling, and that seemed to be the general consensus from results like these:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101019114334AAz8NmF

This also apparently happens to my thread who himself a techie. He also uses Linux.

However, I did not come across a bleepingcomputer thread yet. And this is the first time it ever happening to me.

So for primarily the issue of contacts being randomly blocked/unblocked, what does bleepingcomputer think? Do you think it's a server-sided issue? Is there any explanation why this could happen to me in particular, and advice how to prevent/fix this completely?

I hope my this thread isn't too hard to understand since it's 3am... But I'd really appreciate if someone could explain to me their theory what went on here! Thanks!

Edited by Lishy, 17 August 2012 - 02:15 AM.


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