Do you ever notice there are mysterious contacts on Skype contact list? These unknown mystery Skype contacts are not added by anybody, but just suddenly appear. The contacts may be names or phone numbers that you familiar, but just that you have never added them to Skype VoIP and IM communication software.

Beside, these auto added contacts also have a different icon from the rest the actual Skype contacts. These contacts use icon which resembles an “Address Book” Skype Outlook Contact icon, unlike the normal Skype “Online” Skype Online or “Offline” Skype Offline icons. And you cannot find “Remove from Contacts” option on right click context menu too to delete these contacts.

These “come from nowhere” automatically added contacts in Skype contact list is actually Microsoft Outlook contacts. If you have items or persons in Office Outlook (all versions applicable – Outlook 2000, Outlook XP, Outlook 2003, Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2016 or newer included), these contacts will be added and shown directly in Skype contact list.

Skype Remove Outlook Contacts

To remove these Outlook contacts, simply click on View or Contacts (for newer versions of Skype) on menu bar, then unselect (untick) Show Outlook Contacts option in the drop down menu.