Is it possible that you've blocked people in the past and then deleted them from your main
contact list? If so, this is where they go -- they're not actually removed completely from
your Messenger account until you right-click them and choose Delete.
However, if the Delete option isn't available (as you've described), that particular contact
hasn't removed you off their main Contact list, and as such, until they do, you won't be able
to remove them.
Windows MVP, Messenger
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
> There are a few names in my Messenger's Block List (Tools
> > Options > Privacy) which I have idea no how they got
> there in the first place.
> I managed to delete some of the names by left-clicking on
> them, but there are two or three names where the Delete
> option in the small menu that pops up is blanked out. In
> other words, I am unable to delete these names.
> Can someone enlighten me what is going on here? How did
> the names get onto the Block list and how can I get rid of