GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 593351
Empathy should have option to only allow contacts on contact list to start a conversation with the user
Last modified: 2009-08-28 11:27:52 UTC
Binary package hint: empathy
I tend to get unsolicited messages on my chat accounts.
In other clients, e.g. Pidgin, or the official network clients (GTalk, MSN, etc.) there is an option to only allow contacts on my contact list to see my status and start conversations/chats with me. When someone else wishes to add me to their contact list, they are required to ask my permission, and it is not possible to start a chat/conversation without adding me to their contact list.
Empathy does not appear to have this feature, as of karmic.
From downstream Ubuntu: https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/empathy/+bug/410810
Thanks for your report, such a feature has already been requested in bug 551911.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 551911 ***