Tonight, when I finally sat down after an insane day with my boys for quiet time with my computer, I got this pop-up with some marketing spam message from someone that tried to Skype me.
I can only blame myself for not setting the privacy options. And that is usually the first thing I do, but I must of forgot when setting up Skype. I logged on immediately to change my status to do not disturb, which means I will not be notified of any messages. Then I visited the Skype knowledge base to find out how I can set the privacy options:
“If you are getting chat messages or calls that
you consider to be spam or abusive we suggest you use Skype’s built in
privacy settings to filter out any unwanted communications..
Select Tools -> Options -> Privacy.”
I set my privacy options to only allow chats and calls from people I have shared my details with. Spammers, sorry you will not be on that list.