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When calling someone Skype is ringing for 30 seconds or more (might be even 1 minute, I didn't look at the clock) until it's auto-rejected if the other user doesn't accept/reject the call.

However, when I am called the incoming call is rejected after a few (10-15) seconds which is very annoying. Is there some hidden option to set the ringing duration?

Some facts which may or may not be important:

  • Skype 4.1 - don't suggest upgrading to Skype 5, it's a piece of crap.
  • I'm signed in to Skype from two locations (office PC and home PC - both have the same Skype version)
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You should find this at the following:

Tools > Options > Calls > Voicemail

There is a section labelled, "Send calls to voicemail if..."

Set the time incoming calls have before being redirected to voicemail:

I do not answer within [time] seconds

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I'm not using voicemail at all. However, I just enabled the "forward calls" checkbox so I could change the duration and then unchecked it again. I'll test it asap and accept your answer if it fixed it. – ThiefMaster May 30 '11 at 22:19
Oops, completely forgot about that answer - +1 and accepted since it did fix the problem. Pretty retarded that this option is apparently honored even if "forward calls" is disabled. – ThiefMaster Jun 28 '11 at 8:45

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