Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

Welcome to the Skype community. To get started please read our short welcome post. Thanks!
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply

Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

[ Edited ]

After switching to the new update of Skype (ver. 5.8.0.158 ), I stopped getting messages from people as quickly and I also realized when I was sending messages, they would either be pending or say they were sent but, my friends would not get them for a long amount of time. They have gotten messages I sent a day later, even though they were online at the time I sent it.

This has happened with four or five people now repeatedly and I keep having the same issues.

When they send me messages, if Skype is acting up, I will not get them for up to two days. Some of my friends also reported never getting my messages, even though Skype says I sent them. I also have trouble seeing people online now. If I log out and come back, a person who was online before will appear offline for about ten to thirty minutes and then suddenly appear online again. Even though the person never logged out on their end.

I have updated my Skype and I have tried the "log out and log back in" method. It isn't working anymore. I have tried repeatedly sending messages after my friend has tried to message me back, that doesn't help either. I deleted my config file which I saw helped with this problem on another forum post, but it didn't help me either.

The old versions had this same problem, but not nearly as bad as this new version. It only happened a couple times a week on the old versions... but this is just terrible. I have heard people with an older version of Skype talking to people with a newer version could be causing this problem, but this is four or five people on my entire Skype list that I can barely get a message through to. I have been forced to put a message in my Skype status about it because people think I am ignoring them, when I am truthfully not getting the messages from them.

I have used Skype for years now, but I am seriously considering switching to another IM system if I cannot get this fixed. It is just much too annoying.

Extra Information:
Skype Version 5.8.0.158
Windows Vista 64-bit Home Premium
Cable Internet connected wirelessly, brand new router (I didn't start having this issue directly after buying the router, so I doubt it is the router, all other websites and programs are working fine.)

GlowFox
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 21
Posts: 3
Registered: 18-03-2012
Message 1 of 97 (29,976 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

I have the same exact problem, but my version of skype is 5.5.0.124
creepersbane
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 4
Posts: 1
Registered: 18-03-2012
Message 2 of 97 (29,926 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

Yeah, it seems to be getting worse with every version released. I wish I never updated mine.

GlowFox
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 21
Posts: 3
Registered: 18-03-2012
Message 3 of 97 (29,909 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

Same problem here. Have 5.8.0.158 and it's especially with acc of my friend... -.-

lancestone1
Casual Tourist
Kudos: 2
Posts: 1
Registered: 18-03-2012
Message 4 of 97 (29,888 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

[ Edited ]

I asked a few of my friends that I am having major problems contacting their versions of Skype. A couple of them were behind and are going to update to see if that helps. Ask your friends to try upgrading. I am going to see if them upgrading helps at all.

GlowFox
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 21
Posts: 3
Registered: 18-03-2012
Message 5 of 97 (29,863 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

same here, and i just downloaded the latest version on 07/06/2012, what gives skype?

i have windows vista 64-bit operating system, i have skype  v. 5.10.0.115. 

RiveGauche2006
Casual Adventurer
Kudos: 16
Posts: 11
Registered: 29-07-2011
Message 6 of 97 (28,662 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

hi, same problem here even the files cannot be transfer using the new ver5.10 any help

ajleo
Novel Adventurer
Kudos: 3
Posts: 3
Registered: 11-07-2012
Message 7 of 97 (28,646 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

The same problem with my 5.10.0.115

I've got Windows 7 x64 and connect to Internet via another computer that has direct Internet connection. The workaround I've found is to launch Skype from that second computer, then there are no delays or missing messages. But I want it to work from mine actually :sad:

yuri1982
Casual Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 11-07-2012
Message 8 of 97 (28,636 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

Just updated to version 5.10.0.115.  The lag is so bad it is not usable.  Things I send don't get delivered for minutes.   Will have to move to Google chat.

ekjohnson
Novel Tourist
Kudos: 0
Posts: 1
Registered: 12-07-2012
Message 9 of 97 (28,564 Views)

Re: Skype not sending or receiving messages on time

wow, so it's not just me . . . i wonder how they will fix this??

RiveGauche2006
Casual Adventurer
Kudos: 16
Posts: 11
Registered: 29-07-2011
Message 10 of 97 (28,558 Views)
Reply

© 2014 Skype and/or Microsoft. The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" logo are trade marks of Skype or related entities. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use and Privacy and Cookie policy.

No emergency calls with Skype
Skype is not a replacement for your telephone and can't be used for emergency calling