Showing as offline to MSN users and ICQ Privacy problem

Evan Platt evan at
Fri Jan 30 10:24:10 EST 2009

Can't help with the MSN issue, only thing I can maybe suggest is to 
try logging on once in the actual MSN client??

Regarding ICQ - this is a 'feature' courtesy of ICQ. ICQ's servers do 
what they think is best for you and change your privacy setrtings 
based on your available / away status.

Only suggestion I've seen is to enable the Bot Sentry plugin which 
will make people know your name before sending you ICQ spam.

At 10:20 PM 1/29/2009, you wrote:
>For some reason, I appear to be showing as offline to people on my 
>MSN buddy list.  I've tried manually going online/offline and 
>restarting the program to no-effect.
>Also, I keep setting my ICQ privacy setting to "Allow only users on 
>my buddy list", but periodically when I go back to check, it's set 
>to "Block only the users below".  This results in me getting the 
>occasional spam message.
>Any help offered with these problems would be appreciated.

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