Some messages I receive in Outlook OWA have a little Skype status icon with drop down menus attached to the sender's name.

How can I stop this ?

Several times this has screwed up my email replies by scrambling the recipient's name in among a load of Skype mark-up.

  • Actually, I realised about 1 minute after I pressed send that this is caused by the Skype Firefox plug-in. Disabling the plug-in has fixed the problem - hurrah!
    – Martin
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 11:26
  • Then you should post your comment as an answer and accept it when it becomes possible for you to do that (It wouldn't be a bad idea to accept your answers to other questions you asked and solved yourself. Sooner or later your acceptance percentage will start to show and it'll be 0. Some people tend to avoid questions posted by users with low acceptance.). This way the question will be considered answered and won't be automatically bumped up every few weeks.
    – AndrejaKo
    Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 11:53

1 Answer 1


Disable or remove the Skype plug-in. This is installed when you install Skype bit is a seperate application that can then be removed. It is intended to allow you to use Skype to contact people easily. However, as you have noticed can be more of a problem than a help.

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