this really pisses me off.
Messages are "Pending" when I send a message to a contact who is offline (makes sense) . . .
...but when they come back online, the message will remain "Pending" for a few minutes... & then when it eventually sends, it will time-stamp itself to the time when I tried sending it (which is impossible because the contact was offline)
It's as if Skype doesn't want to "fess up" to when the message was actually sent (some time during the Pending process)
hi im sending a message but it wont let it just saying loading to send and he is online and he blocked me but i havent recived any of his messages what do i do
For those of you still having this issue, the fix on Mac is to remove the messages stored on your drive. You can do this by following these steps.
cd "Library/Application Support"
rm -rf Skype/
Edit: In order to alleviate some worries, this only removes the local copies of the messages and only temporarily. When you do this, as soon as you log back in to Skype it will take like 15 minutes where it repopulates all of the messages back again.
That worked perfectly! I had an account that people could Skype messages to individually and vice-versa, but it couldn't create group chats (they would all say pending), and it wouldn't receive messages when part of a group chat. But this fix did the trick. Thanks so much!
This problem still exists on Mac !
I'm using Skype 6.15 (33) which is apparently still the latest version.
The correct path is "~/Library/Application Support"
Note if you're using Finder: "Library" folder is hidden, so be sure to show hidden files and folders.
then proceed to move "Skype" folder to trash and relaunch
IMPORTANT: this will delete all "pending" messages, so before you do this you should copy and paste the pending messages to a text editor so that you can resend them with copy/paste instead of typing it all out again.
DID NOT WORK FOR ME. Mac os X 10.6.8 Skype version 220.127.116.115
All messages pending... uninstalled etc. tried the terminal trick.
I had to download version 5.8 to fix.