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Pending messages

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Novel Tourist

What does a pending message mean? Do they have to be online to receive the message? Or does that mean I have been deleted? 

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Former Ambassador

Both you and the contact you send an IM too have to be online at the same time.  Until you are, the message will stay pending, at least for a week or so until it times out.




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Tourist

I have an alternative explanation :

 

It means Skype does not work

 

Me and my daughter are both online at this very moment, we both have good internet connections thank you, we cannot call, I have sent her 5 messages in the last 10 minutes and they are all still pending

 

It is also shameful, because this is not free anymore. Actually I pay more money to Skype than I do to my phone company. As soon as I have time to investigate an alternative service, they will not see me again.

 

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Novel Adventurer

I'm having a similar issue using Skype credit to send SMS to a mobile phone and status says pending and he never gets SMS, but the credit is removed from my account balance. 

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Former Ambassador

SMS and IM problems are really not the same.

 

In the case of an SMS message not being delivered, the problem can be that the recipient's mobile provider blocks SMS messages from Skype.  Or, if you don't have your caller ID setup, that provider may block messages that have no caller ID.

 

The person you're trying to SMS to should check with their mobile provider to see if Skype text messages are being blocked.




Please note: I do not respond to requests for help via Private Message.
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Novel Tourist
In my case 1/12/2013 both my wife and I are online trying to send IM message. messages sent via Skype mobile or tablet say pending but from my Mac it says go thru?
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Novel Tourist

As soon as my messages were left in "Pending" I joked that the Chinese have intercepted all of Skype again.

It now is impossibe to send messages on a regular basis ( with confidence) and will have to resort to facebook messenger to keep up with the modern world.

 

I still think that Skype has been hacked which is bloody unfortunate.

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Novel Adventurer

When will this been resolved, it has been an ongoing issue for ages. I have had messages stuck in pending for over a week now!

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Novel Adventurer

When will this been resolved, it has been an ongoing issue for ages. I have had messages stuck in pending for over a week now!

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Novel Tourist
What mean pending on my IM message.
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