I am constantly interrupted with chat requests from spammers, like porn operators. I would like to disable/deny all requests unless they originate from a user whom I have an email history.

Searching through Google Talk help I don't see a discussion of blocking users before the chat request is made.

Is it possible to disable/deny requests unless they originate from a user whom I have an email history? If so, then how do I do it?

Here is the program I am referring to. The window does not have a name, and hovering over it does not provide a tooltip with the name of the program.

Here is an example of unsolicited porn requests. I've never had a contact with Kimberly or Patricia. There is absolutely no reason they should be contacting me:

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    Google Talk web app was shutdown some time ago. What web app are you using?
    – Rubén
    Jul 8, 2019 at 21:43
  • Thanks @Rubén. I added a capture of the program I am talking about. I thought it was called Google Talk. I don't know what it is called nowadays. It is docked in the GMail page in the lower left hand corner of the window.
    – user72479
    Jul 8, 2019 at 21:50
  • The app name is Google Hangouts.
    – Rubén
    Jul 8, 2019 at 22:36
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  • Thank @Rubén - Yeah, based on the similar question, it probably cannot be done. Another +1 for to Google for subjecting us to the spam.
    – user72479
    Jul 8, 2019 at 22:43


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