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Windows 7: Skype....I'm Confused


11 Dec 2012   #1

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Skype....I'm Confused

Hi Everyone -- I just got a new laptop and it has a webcam on it. I have never used one before so I was playing with it. I downloaded the Skype software and got the webcam to working. The program populated all my email contacts with the Skype addresses. On all of them it says something like "This person has not given you any information" or something to that effect. I am taking that to mean I have to get something from them before I can connect to them. How do I go about that? Any assistance in getting this thing going so I can see and hear someone is appreciated. Thanks,


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11 Dec 2012   #2

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What's your skype name?
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11 Dec 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The program populated all my email contacts with the Skype addresses. On all of them it says something like "This person has not given you any information" or something to that effect
How did you populate email addresses?? From outlook?
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11 Dec 2012   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
The program populated all my email contacts with the Skype addresses. On all of them it says something like "This person has not given you any information" or something to that effect
How did you populate email addresses?? From outlook?
Yes, from Outlook. The program ask me if I wanted to do that and just answered yes and all of a sudden I had about 50 Skype addresses. I am on Skype ==
Jim.McKinley11 ==
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11 Dec 2012   #5

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Everyone on Skype has a Skype user name and password. This will often be different then their email address. You look them up, on Skype by their user name. Then you can see if they are online and if you can contact them.

So it will not be automatic in Outlook. I believe that you will need to email or phone them and ask for their Skype username and enter it manually.

Note: haven't used Skype in a while. Things may have changed.
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11 Dec 2012   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Everyone on Skype has a Skype user name and password. This will often be different then their email address. You look them up, on Skype by their user name. Then you can see if they are online and if you can contact them.

So it will not be automatic in Outlook. I believe that you will need to email or phone them and ask for their Skype username and enter it manually.

Note: haven't used Skype in a while. Things may have changed.
The Skype software gave me everyone's Skype username from my Outlook. They are different than the email name. It seemed like the Skype software took their email address and cross referenced and found their Skype name. I am just not sure how I send a message to the other person on Skype that I want them to make me active so I can talk with them.
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11 Dec 2012   #7

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I use skype allmost everyday... You forst need to send them a message like 'hi' and they must answer you back. If they dont it wont let you video call them or do nothing apart from send them messages.the minjte they answer you ba k you can do everyhing like video call them.so basicly you have to send a message to them and they have to say anything back
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11 Dec 2012   #8

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^ Listen to the young guy! ^

Not sure I'm liking this automatic cross referencing stuff. Yikes.
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11 Dec 2012   #9

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Skype imports outlook email contacts (probably from addressbook). If that email address exists in skype database... they are added. Just dubbelclik on such a name. And then you can chat, video, screen sharing etc. What's the problem with that?

btw I added you to my skyp. Do you see me, or a request?
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11 Dec 2012   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
^ Listen to the young guy! ^

Not sure I'm liking this automatic cross referencing stuff. Yikes.
It's voluntary. It asks if you want to do that. If you say no, it won't.
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