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MESS.BE ONLINE STATUS CHECK 2.1 (by Timothy)
Enter any MSN Messenger account e-mail in the field below and press the "Check" button to find out if that person is online at the moment or not.
= Online | Offline =
If it shows the
online icon and you've added the person
to your contacts but he or she ISN'T listed as online, you can be sure
you're being blocked by him or her!
If the script is timing out or not working, you can follow these manual instructions derived from our faq section to catch blockers red-handed:
#1 - The Alien Passport Technique
This trick is no shocking discovery: most of you will have thought of it before, but if you haven't... here you go!
1) Create a new Hotmail Passport with a user name that has no relation whatsover to you (tip: use a foreign name).
Steps 2 and 3 are optional, just in
case you want to be really really instantly sure:
4) Choose "Send an instant
message" from the Actions (or Extra) menu and instead of selecting
somebody from your Contact List (which should be blank with your new
account), fill in the e-mail address of the person you suspect of blocking
you (click on the appropriate tab).
Add-on based on this technique: Real Status Viewer (not MSN Messenger 5.0 compatible, so MSN5 users will have to go through the instructions above)
#2 - Trick to double-click Technique (by Kapdap) -- NOT MSN 5.0 COMPATIBLE!
The key is to receive an alert when somebody who has blocked you opens a conversation window anyway. "Why would somebody do that?", you might ask yourself. Well, if you change your nickname to something that catches people's attention they might wanna double-click your name to find out who you are. I know this method is -like most of them- far from 100% proof, but it does tell you who blocked you on some occassions.
Add-on based on this technique: Block Buster by Vivo
Here are the instructions:
1) Pick a nickname you think
will catch the attention of a person who's blocking you (eg. "double-click