Ever wonder how to stop Skype spam? Spam messages on Skype is a problem that has progressively getting worse as time goes on. For one thing Skype has no current plans to stop these spam messages from occurring.
Up until recently I was stuck with individually banning users who spammed me at random. Unfortunately, due to the amount and often inappropriate comments a simple ban is not enough.
So I've decided to change my privacy setting so only those on my contact list can send messages.
Here's how to set your Skype privacy settings to avoid Skype spam...
Click, 'File,' than click on, 'Privacy,' from the drop down menu.
Now you'll see a screen where you can select, 'Only allow people in my Contact List to contact me.
Select this option and click, 'Save,' from the bottom of the page.
As I mentioned earlier you can also choose to block spam users as they appear. You do this by clicking on their name and select, 'Block User,' from the drop down menu.
I was using this method, however after continually blocking these users as they appeared it became obvious that they just continue to get new user names on a daily basis.
So stop Skype spam for good by using the method above. One quick caveat, it's been said that the popular, 'Skype Me," setting to display your status is an open invitation for spam.
If you frequently leave your status set to SkypeMe!, you giving spammers an open invitation to use automated software to harrass you.