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Bug 593351 - Empathy should have option to only allow contacts on contact list to start a conversation with the user
Empathy should have option to only allow contacts on contact list to start a ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 551911
Product: empathy
Classification: Core
Component: Chat
Other Linux
: Normal enhancement
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Assigned To: empathy-maint
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-08-28 02:06 UTC by Brian Curtis
Modified: 2009-08-28 11:27 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Brian Curtis 2009-08-28 02:06:16 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:
Comment 1 Frederic Peters 2009-08-28 11:27:52 UTC
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 ***