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hows does MSN Messenger block feature work?

Posted on 2007-11-24
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I would like to know who is blocked or not blocked by the following situations.
1. I blocked someone on MSN Messenger. Does this also, automatically, block them from sending me an e-mail to my Hotmail address? Are they aware that I blocked them on my end, by them receiving a "u have been blocked message" or some other message? (Is seems they would or they'd keep sending offline messages "thinking" I am getting them).
2. I broke off communication with a couple people...........................well they have, by not replying to my e-mails. I still have them on my list of MSN Messenger friends and when my MSN Messenger is opem I see their "status". Does this mean they do not have "me" blocked yet on their end? Would I know somehow if they blocked me? They are both Hotmail users, they could open a new account or change their user name and then communication would be 100% dead. I'm trying to leave the door open for rectification of the issues but I am not sure who is currently blocked or not blocked, and would either end know it.
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Hi,
When you blocked someone, you just appear offline to them, and they can't contact you. And they won't know that you blocked them.

People who know your e-mail address can send you messages even if they are not on your contact list or on your Allow List. You can prevent this by adjusting your privacy settings. Read the FAQ below please.
http://messenger.msn.com/Help/#LQ19

* The blocked contact does not know he or she has been blocked. You simply appear to be offline to them.
* Deleting a blocked person from your contact list does not remove the block.
* A person you have blocked cannot contact you directly; however, you might find yourself in a conversation with the blocked person if you are both invited to the conversation by someone else.
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