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Blocking Chat Messages

There always seems to be a few unwanted, uninvited people who find a way into your space. Yahoo!7 Mail lets you block unwanted chats.

 

Here’s How

  1. If a chat arrives from someone who isn’t in your Yahoo!7 Contacts, Yahoo!7 Mail displays an alert in the chat window. To block the sender, do the following:

    • Click the Block Sender link.

      Click the Block Sender link.

      A confirmation window opens where you can confirm the block or cancel it.

    • Confirm the block by clicking the Block button.

      Click the Block button.

      The conversation tab goes away, and a message tells you that the sender’s ID has been added to your Blocked list.

      Tip: If you click the Show Message link, the chat window displays the message. You can chat with the person and add the person’s information to your Yahoo!7 Contacts by clicking the Add button.

  2. If you want to block a contact while chatting, do the following:

    • Click the Block Sender link in the upper-right corner of the chat window.

      Click the Block Sender link.

      A confirmation window opens letting you know that you will no longer receive chat messages from this person. If the person’s name is on your Messenger List, it will be removed from the list.

    • In the confirmation window, click the Block button.

      Click the Block button.

      The chat window goes away, and a message tells you that the sender’s ID has been added to your blocked list.

 

What’s Next

Don’t worry, if someone you’ve blocked from chatting gets back on your good side, you can unblock his or her ID and chat away.

 
 
 

Words to Know

  • Messenger List: a list of coworkers, friends, family, and associates who also use Messenger.
  • Yahoo!7 Contacts: your Yahoo!7 online address book with a listing of people and their personal information.
  • Yahoo!7 ID: the name by which a person is known to all Yahoo!7 networks.
  • Yahoo! Messenger: an application that lets you communicate using your voice, text, or other means with one or more people over the Internet in real time (instantly).