Contacts never online



kipper_fillet@hotmail.com
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Since around Dec 04, every time I log onto MSN Messenger none of my
contacts are ever online. Now this *could* be a coincidence of course,
but I really doubt it.

Also if I use MSN Messenger on another machine (PC or Mac) I don't seem
to be able to sign in - user ID and password rejected for some reason.

What could have happened? Might my account be corrupt somehow? Should
I delete my account and set it up again from scratch? (and if so, how
do I do that?). Deleting and reinstalling the application appears to
make no difference.

Running Apple Mac Powerbook G4, OS 10.4 (Tiger).

Thanks,
KF.

Torrey Lauer
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
KF, I'll add you to my list and IM you. That way you can see if Messenger
is still working alright. My user ID is torreyrl <at> hotmail d0t com

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Torrey Lauer
Modern Travel Services
moderntravel DOT net

Rainbow Sky Travel
rainbow sky travel DOT net
<kipper_fillet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1118791032.347352.284350@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Since around Dec 04, every time I log onto MSN Messenger none of my
> contacts are ever online. Now this *could* be a coincidence of course,
> but I really doubt it.
>
> Also if I use MSN Messenger on another machine (PC or Mac) I don't seem
> to be able to sign in - user ID and password rejected for some reason.
>
> What could have happened? Might my account be corrupt somehow? Should
> I delete my account and set it up again from scratch? (and if so, how
> do I do that?). Deleting and reinstalling the application appears to
> make no difference.
>
> Running Apple Mac Powerbook G4, OS 10.4 (Tiger).
>
> Thanks,
> KF.
>

Torrey Lauer
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
KD,

I've tried adding you to my contact list in both Windows Messenger and MSN
Messenger, but it states you do not have a .Net Passport account. You'll
need to register your hotmail address as a .Net Passport account. Once
you've done that, you should be good to go.

To setup your .Net Passport, on the sign-in window for MSN Messenger, click
on the link to "sign-in using a different account." When a new window pops
up, click on the "Get a .Net Passport" link in the bottom left corner.
Follow the setup instructions. You'll be able to keep the same e-mail
address that you currently use. So, in the setup wizard, just ADD (I think
it states something like "register your existing e-mail address with .Net or
something very close to that.) your existing e-mail address.

--
Torrey Lauer
Modern Travel Services
moderntravel DOT net

Rainbow Sky Travel
rainbow sky travel DOT net
<kipper_fillet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1118791032.347352.284350@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Since around Dec 04, every time I log onto MSN Messenger none of my
> contacts are ever online. Now this *could* be a coincidence of course,
> but I really doubt it.
>
> Also if I use MSN Messenger on another machine (PC or Mac) I don't seem
> to be able to sign in - user ID and password rejected for some reason.
>
> What could have happened? Might my account be corrupt somehow? Should
> I delete my account and set it up again from scratch? (and if so, how
> do I do that?). Deleting and reinstalling the application appears to
> make no difference.
>
> Running Apple Mac Powerbook G4, OS 10.4 (Tiger).
>
> Thanks,
> KF.
>

Jonathan Kay [MVP]
07-09-2005, 10:49 PM
Greetings KF,

Just out of curiosity, are you able to sign in at the Web Mesenger
(http://webmessenger.msn.com)?
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<kipper_fillet@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1118791032.347352.284350@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Since around Dec 04, every time I log onto MSN Messenger none of my
> contacts are ever online. Now this *could* be a coincidence of course,
> but I really doubt it.
>
> Also if I use MSN Messenger on another machine (PC or Mac) I don't seem
> to be able to sign in - user ID and password rejected for some reason.
>
> What could have happened? Might my account be corrupt somehow? Should
> I delete my account and set it up again from scratch? (and if so, how
> do I do that?). Deleting and reinstalling the application appears to
> make no difference.
>
> Running Apple Mac Powerbook G4, OS 10.4 (Tiger).
>
> Thanks,
> KF.
>


Contacts never online