Same problem here. I do have the latest version of skype. I don't know if all of my contacts do as well, but most of them do too. It is not a temporary issue. One week agao, my messages stopped being sent, only to my skype contacts. Chatting to my Facebook friends yields no issues whatsoever. I have tried Skype's "Complete Uninstall," available on the web page, but still have the same issue. Tried switching myself to offline, as well. I have tried quitting and restarting Skype, as well as my computer itself. Nothing has worked.
I am running the latest version of Skype (just downloaded again today) on my Windows XP Dell Latitude D530. I have had Skype for over a month with no issues until last week. I enjoy using Skype, and would like to do continue doing so. I hope that the techs and programmers can learn how to fix problems soon. Thanks!
My skype stopped sending messages for 3 weeks, it turned out that I had a message that had failed sending before, and skype wouldn't send any more recent messages until that one had sent.
Go into tools>options>privacy and clear your history. That sorted it for me and for a few of my mates that had the same problem.
I am having the same problem. Tried to download a voice mail message left for me and got the downloading circle thing for 3 hours. Finally had to shut down my computer. Now when I tried to get the message again it says
"the file can not be opened as the transfer has been cancelled"
So if you ever cancel a transfer, no matter how long the transfer takes, or even accidentally, you will never get the message.
Thanks Skype. Thanks for nothing.
Same essential problem here. It seems to affect a groupchat I belong to the worst, maybe because people have different versions of Skype in use, but it will be going along fine and then for no apparent reason everything stops. And I will routinely be unable to successfully post again for hours and hours, even after clearing all history (set to 'no history' anyway), deleting all cookies, quitting and re-starting, and all that jazz. Like everyone else, my internet connection is fine in the meantime (and I even clear my browsing history several times a session to keep it from cluttering things up). I enjoy Skype, but this is getting to be a really frequent problem and is very frustrating. Please help.
1. Stop any and all running Skype Client programs on your system.
2. Using your Windows Control Panel Add/Remove Programs uninstall Skype, when prompted to save your history, choose yes.
3. Using Run ("What you use to view files with") do:
If you find a file called shared.xml right click on it and choose delete.
4. If you see a folder for the Skype name with the problem, click on it. If you see a file called Config.xml right click on it and choose delete.
5. Using Run search:
Right click on the Skype folder and choose delete.
6. Re-install the latest version of Skype:
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I have been having the issue of my messages NOT going thru to one person on my contact list (located in a different country). The person shows online. I see their mood, their avatar, etc. So, I do not believe they have blocked me; however, in the past 3 days, no messages will go thru to this contact. I just get the little grey swirly circle.
So, I have decided to try your solution. Guess what, I was not prompted to save my history, so I lost everything.
I am now re-installing skype. I have zero hope this will fix my problem, but I wanted to let you know that your solution is not accurate.
ETA. Just reinstalled. Nope, problem still there....