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Archive for the ‘Skype’ Category

Two steps to ensure a family member Skype account is not discoverable

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/10/09

For a family member, I needed a Skype account not to be discoverable. This is a two-part process:

  1. Online part:
    1. Go to,
    2. Logon,
    3. Click “Profie settings” (make the browser window narrower to make that tab visible),
    4. Uncheck “Appear in search results an suggestions”,
  2. Logon to Skype in Windows/Mac/Linux
    1. Old Skype versions (~ 7.x or older)
      1. In the menu, go to Tools > Options > Privacy Settings
      2. Check the “Only allow messages from people on my contact list” box
      3. Click the “Save” button
    2. Newer Skype Versions (8.x or newer)
      1. In the menu, go to Preferences > Manage ho people find you on Skype
      2. Uncheck “Appear in search results and suggestions”

I figured out the first part myself, the initial bit of the second part came from [WayBack] Problem in Discoverability – Microsoft Community, which made me discover the final bit of the second part and the links [WayBack] How do I opt out of being visible in the Skype public search directory on mobile? | Skype Support and [WayBack] How to hide my profile from search in Skype? – Super User.

In the first part, I also unchecked all the other boxes:


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AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/04/15

Just when I thought I made a note of a password I hardly ever use, I didn’t, luckily this open source tools understands how to recover many kinds of passwords: AlessandroZ/LaZagne: Credentials recovery project.


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Chrome, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, Firefox, git, Internet Explorer, Office, Opera, Outlook, Power User, Python, Scripting, Skype, Software Development, Source Code Management, Web Browsers, WiFi, Windows | Leave a Comment »

Skype consumer IP ranges

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/07/09

Since I will likely have to enable Skype in a relatively restricted environment, here are some links that likely will help me getting IP lists to open up:


Posted in Internet, Power User, routers, Skype | Leave a Comment »

So I accidentally broke a Skype messaging bot.. – Album on Imgur

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/08/05


// config/db.js
module.exports = {
    url : 'mongodb://localhost/acquisition'

Source: break-a-skypebot.js



// config/db.js
module.exports = {
url : 'mongodb://localhost/acquisition'

Posted in Development, JavaScript/ECMAScript, Scripting, Skype, Software Development | Leave a Comment »

If Skype Group chats suddenly fail on Windows: go back to SkypeSetup_6.21.0.104.msi

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/12/22

Had a co-worker where Skype suddenly failed handle groups. He could not send to nor receive group messages. On his Windows machine, Skype auto-upgraded to On his smartphone, everything worked fine..

Downgrading him to solved the issue.

I got it from



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