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  1. Security Function to store all messaging / calls on a local server.

    As a health service, we need to ensure that all messages and calls are not stored on a cloud or an external server at any given point of time. This ensures any patient identifiers communicated using Skype business to remain confidential.

    This will allow our health service to create our own encryption rules or security measures to prevent any breach in data.

    1 vote
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  2. Option to clear call list in Skype web client and application

    Here is no options to clear or delete call list, both in Skype web client and application.

    3 votes
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  3. Deleting Messages From People Not in Your Contact List

    How do we delete messages from people we do not know nor want to be contacted by. The messages from them remain and we should be able to delete them.

    2 votes
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  4. delete unwanted request from people list. thank you

    delete unwanted request from people list. thank you

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  5. If I were to make a recommendation it would be to have more devolution across the integrated Microsoft services.

    If I were to make a recommendation it would be to have more devolution across the integrated Microsoft services. So you can edit you details or close account without shutting down your entire Microsoft account.

    1 vote
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  6. Please enable Skype uninstall. Thank you.

    Skype is ancient tech eating my battery/power and electricity user is paying for.
    It also slows down the system (look at cumulative CPU utilization for the Skype user does NOT even open first time yet).
    Thus MUST be able to uninstall or at least disable Skype.
    You were cool in 199x with IE4,IE5. Your time is over. Sorry.

    2 votes
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  7. Skype is apparently wide open for spam

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/skype/forum/all/spam-in-skype/6241abf0-85af-4a20-a054-c9b4701f0775

    Skype is allowing bots to send messages or contacts requests. It is clearly spam, and I'm sure the Skype team has it registered.

    This security breach is serious.

    Please advise how to:


    1. Only allow chats from contacts or

    2. Block chats from non-contacts +

    3. Stop the security issue with chat/contact requests from bots

    Thanks.

    12 votes
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  8. Please can you give your Users the options to turn off their "Last Seen"? WhatsApp has this option for their Users privacy.

    Please can you give your users the options to turn off their "Last Seen"? WhatsApp has this option for their users' privacy.

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  9. 4 Digit PIN code to open/unlock the app

    4 Digit PIN code to open/unlock the app

    3 votes
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  10. I don't want Skype employees eavesdropping on my calls

    Microsoft has meanwhile admitted that Skype employees and partner companies listen to Skype conversations. I want an option in the privacy settings to revoke permission for this. This should be disabled by default.

    6 votes
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  11. I need the ability to clear my cache and history for my privacy

    Please include the clear cache and history options for my paid private conversations. I also want to setup secure ports for my privacy.

    4 votes
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  12. Make it possible to disable automatic status change.

    Impossibility to change this value allows other users to know what I'm doing. This is a violation of my privacy.
    I must have a possibility to control applications on my computer to avoid them share my private life. When Skype change my status to away after inactive period of time it violates the privacy policy.

    2 votes
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  13. Engage brain re Scammers and Security

    Scammers tend to start their scam by saying that they have noticed unusual activity on your account. It is standard. So why would you write to me saying you have noticed unusual activity on my Skype and expect me to believe it is a genuine email. And sign it The Microsoft Team. All scammers sign themselves as a team or your friends at. THINK - write to us so we are less likely to dismiss you as scam artists. You have just wasted around hrs of my time trying to get this sorted and I resent that, particularly as I…

    1 vote
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  14. Sign Out from Other Device Feature.

    Please Add The Feature Of Signout From All Other Device On Click And Confirm That With Password.

    This Is Best Option For Security And Signout From Previous Signing Unknown Device Or Signing By Mistake In Other Device.

    10 votes
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  15. I do not want skype to start up automatically. When I am done with a skype call I will just uninstall skype

    I do not want skype to start up automatically. When I am done with a skype call I will just uninstall skype

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  16. 1 vote
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  17. Do not let my messages gone without my knowledge and consent!

    I have encountered a partially loss of my chat history at least twice - in the fall 2019 and in January 2020. Messages have unexpectedly been missed from both my and my contact's side, and the lost parts of the conversations have not been retrieved from the server via the chat history export feature. How can it be possible with the current cloud structure of Skype?!

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  18. Security email does not match skype email

    The email listed on my account as my primary (and only) skype email did not match the one that microsoft had on file as my security recovery email. There was no way for me to know this, and I had to contact customer service and have them walk me through the steps to fix the issue. This process was so confusing that I couldnt complete it without help (for example, after putting in my username and password and choosing the "I cant verify" option, I then went to a second screen and then that screen sent me to the login…

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  19. where did the delete chat history disappear ?

    cant find out how to delete history. had to google it
    it's hiding somewhere

    19 votes
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