Empathy should have option to only allow contacts on contact list to start a conversation with the user

Bug #410810 reported by Michael Chang on 2009-08-08
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

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.

Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report and helping to make ubuntu better. In order to push this to the right location I will need the version of Ubuntu you are running as well as the version of empathy you are using. Please paste the output of the following commands into this bug report. 'apt-cache policy empathy' and 'uname -a'

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Michael Chang (thenewme91) wrote :

michael@kiwi:~$ apt-cache policy empathy
  Installed: 2.27.5-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 2.27.5-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 2.27.5-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://kiwi karmic/main Packages
        500 http://ca.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
michael@kiwi:~$ uname -a
Linux kiwi 2.6.31-6-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 21 17:48:16 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Brian Curtis (bcurtiswx) wrote :

This bug has been pushed upstream. Please make any future comments on there and follow along as the devs there may have a few more questions. http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=593351

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → New
Michael Chang (thenewme91) wrote :

New bug was marked as a dupe of existing bug #551911. Remote watch updated.

Changed in empathy:
status: New → Unknown
Changed in empathy:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Marja Erwin (marja-e) wrote :

I'm not sure this is a good idea until the bugs with the contact list are resolved.

Changed in empathy:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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