How to Block a Number or Contact in Skype for Business

Skype only allows you to block communications from individual phone numbers if they’re in your contacts, so we’ll need to create a new contact in Outlook in order to block the number in Skype for Business.

  1. In Outlook, click New Items at the top left of the ribbon and choose Contact from the drop down. Then
  2. Enter the number you’d like to block.
  3. Give your contact a name and email address. You can make up anything you want for these, but make sure your made-up email address is in typical email address format.
  4. Hit Save and Close in the top left corner and navigate back to Skype for Business.
  5. Find your new contact in Skype for Business by searching for them in the search bar.
  6. Right click on your new contact, hover over Change Privacy Relationship, and choose Blocked Contacts.
  7. Click OK to Confirm.

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