In the age of instant messaging and constant messages from
friends and sometimes less-than friends, it's no wonder Windows Live Messenger
(formerly MSN) and other instant message systems have the ability to block
For the blocked, however, this process can be uncomfortable.
There are methods available online for you to check if your
friend has simply been absent from their messenger or if you have been blocked.
Open a browser window and go to the website Block Status (see Below).
In the top, middle-right tabs you will see the option for
Click Block Checker to open a page with a text box
requesting the Windows Live Messenger email address of the person you think has
The "Windows Live Messenger" address can
alternatively be Gmail, Hotmail, Live or Yahoo email addresses.
Type in an email address and click "Check Status."
A text box will appear with a status updater informing you
if you have been blocked or if the contact is simply offline.
Checking on MSN
Open Window Live Messenger and sign in.
Scroll through your contacts list and right-click on the
contact you wish to check. Scroll down and click the "View Profile"
Check in the contact's "Notes" section.
If you cannot post a message there, it means you have been
Who Blocked Me
Log on to the website WhoBlockedMe (see Below).
Log in to your Messenger with your email and password using
the text boxes.
(Change your Windows Live Messenger password after using
this system for safety reasons.)
Click the tab "Click To See Who Blocked You" to
see a list of those who have blocked you.
This also works to find out who has deleted you completely.