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(Updated Nov 2012) Help for MSN problems, connectivity, contacts, etc

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Byteman, Jan 21, 2006.

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  1. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2002
    ATTN: MSN Messenger is now Windows Live Messenger
    Changes are in progress with MSN! Check out the whole new Windows Live Messenger

    This is the Live.com main site http://get.live.com/ , also you can try this main Newsgroup site for the new Live Messenger stuff coming out> http://messengersays.spaces.live.com/ that newsgroup is made by the creators of Windows Live features...

    And this, ... Windows Live Ideas... Homepage

    Windows Live Messenger help links, etc.

    The Live Messenger Newsgroup- great place for tips, help...

    to see what you can do or try out, these are mainly Beta programs at this time, so make sure you use any on a machine you have well backed up, or can spare. Newer versions will be released, users will need to look for settings to get notifications. I'm just going to leave this post as it is, rather than try to update it.

    In checking out the things at the main Live.com site, I like the quality of the graphics, it's at least fairly
    interesting eye candy! Check the tutorial videos for all the new features.

    QnA Live= where you can ask questions about computers, etc and get quick answers.
    I haven't tried it out yet.

    Windows Live Messenger should NOT be confused with the old networking
    utility, Windows Messenger> which will still also be around far as I know.


    Here's a place that has info about MSN changes, note that it also has MessengerPlus! items, they are
    different than the regular MSN Messenger or new Windows Live Messenger programs.

    See this thread for information on Who's Blocking Me?

    MSN Blockchecker can be more than just what it says! http://forums.techguy.org/security/552519-msn-block-checker.html

    __ _ _ _
    The old MSN Chat is going away>
    October 18th MSN Chat will no longer work!

    For those using MSN Messenger:
    edited today 9/14/06: For now, the links below here are working but I am not sure they will in the future please Private message me if you spot any that quit working!

    There are so many threads about help with MSN Messenger I thought a nice idea would be to sticky a post about fixing Messenger and links to general Help, with a Troubleshooter to run through: Try it before you post in the forums.

    Messenger FAQs are here> http://www.mess.be/msnmessengerfaq/

    Main page for downloads, add-ons, Help, etc

    Just be sure you are using directions for YOUR version of Messenger!

    Here also:

    Help with MSN Messenger
    and below:


    Troubleshoot Messenger Here

    There is also E-mail support form there-- you can fill out and hope for a reply!

    See this, also, if you are seeing error number 80048883:

    Stuff just above is for only those getting that specific error number, all other questions will probably not get any help, for general Messenger use the first or second link above
  2. Jay_JWLH


    Nov 29, 2005
    Good idea. Ive had a problem with mine, and it acts more like a timewaster.
  3. Yaroslav


    Feb 20, 2006
    Good idea. This should much improve finding the answers with messenger problems.
  4. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2002
    I've added some new information about MSN Windows Live Messenger (which is just a small part of the bunch of changes Microsoft is making).

    March 18th '07- added info about MSN Block Checker, why and why not, what to look for, in Post 1.
    Dec. 17th I added some new links for Help with Live Messenger.

    There's Windows One Care

    Live Search

    Here's a link to the whole thing> http://ideas.live.com/

    Also posted that MSN Chat is ending October 18th.
  5. Byteman

    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2002
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    Byteman Gone but Never Forgotten Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2002
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