Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an Instant messaging client created by Microsoft. The client has been part of Microsoft's Windows Live set of online services since 2005. It is end of life as of October 2014, and has been replaced by the Skype Network

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Windows Live Messenger 2011 logging in on another location

I have got the message "you have logged in on another location" few times, even when i hadnt logged in on another location! Is someone hacking my account, and how can i see where is the other guy ...
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Reset Windows Live account for Windows 8

I have used the German release preview of Windows 8 and after installing the RTM available via MSDN my apps which were synced got automatically installed. However I have the English version of Win 8 ...
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The Mail app only tells me about new messages if they arrive in my inbox

Update: With time, I believe I have better understood the problem. I cannot say for sure, but I believe that the Mail app will actually notify me instantly when I receive mail, BUT will only do so ...
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Unwanted Instant Messgae Pop Up on Messenger

I have noticed that whenever I install Windows Live Essentials (only Messenger and Mail), I randomly get a pop up window from Messenger to Send and Instant Message. I have not asked to send a ...
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Windows 8 account and MSN

I've installed windows 8 and during setup it wanted my email. I provided an alternative email (let's call it email_1) for the installation to complete. Then I've installed windows live (msn only), ...
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How to stop the obvious spam in messenger without removing contact?

A trusted friend of mine has been sending me spam for the last few weeks. This is obviously hacked or something. But I don't which account is it since his yahoo, facebook, linkedin and what not ...
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Windows Live Messenger stops space bar working

On Windows Vista, the included Windows Live Messenger frequently stops the space bar working after a long period (or is it after I put the computer into standby). It is frustrating to have to exit ...
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Get MSN messenger buddy icon image files

Is it possible to access the raw image files for buddy icons in MSN messenger, somewhere on the file system? I have a buddy icon that I would like to use somewhere else, but I'm not sure how to get ...
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How to migrate conversation history to metro Skype?

Is it possible to migrate conversation history from 1) old Skype 2) Messenger to new Metro version of Skype?
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Cannot sign into MSN with error code 800272ee2

When trying to sign into Windows Live Messenger (2009) I receive this error: cannot user your contact list, please try later.800272ee2 I'm using Windows XP Professional and it looks like I have ...
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Can't change volume in Windows Messenger

Recently in Windows Live Messenger, I can no longer change the volume during a voice/webcam call. The volume for both me and my other party are set to off (not muted), and cannot be moved. Other ...
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How to disable image compression in Windows Live Messenger

When I paste an image (mostly schreenshot) into Windows Live Messenger to send it over, the image is compressed so much, that details can not be seen, event. Is it possible to diable this "feature"?
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Prevent non-contacts from sending messages on Windows Live Messanger 2011

I want to prevent people who aren't on my contacts list/friends list from sending me messages on Windows Live Messenger 2011. In the Privacy settings in WLM, the Settings button took me to the ...
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Stop Live Messenger From Syncing Window Status Between Computers

Okay, so a minor annoyance has started to become a really bad annoyance lately. If I have WLM (v 15.4 right now) open on multiple computers (or on my phone, through Trillian), and close a conversation ...
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Lenovo System Update Breaks Windows Live

I've been racking my brain (and fingers from typing) trying to solve this issue to no avail. I have a Lenovo computer and I install their system update tool to install all my missing drivers. However ...
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Cannot change Skype password

I wanted to update my personal data on my Skype account, so I clicked the Manage button in the Skype UI. That took me to https://secure.skype.com/portal/profile where I could edit the information. ...
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Is it possible to merge Skype and Windows Live contacts?

I have both Skype and Windows Live Messenger accounts. Then, Microsoft told me to merge, so I did and only use Skype for both. I also have contacts on both lists, and they now show up twice; one ...
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All Windows Live Messenger chat being emailed to me

So for some reason I'm receiving emails from the person I'm chatting with containing the chat log of the last several lines of the conversation. This has happened with 2 different people only since I ...
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Windows 7: Alt-tab not activating window sufficiently to indicate “I've seen this” (Maybe just in Windows Live?)

Many applications when run in Windows 7 change the application's taskbar alerts to indicate changed state - but once you've clicked the window, they return to normal. The primary place I see this is ...
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Making Google Chrome my default browser disables hyper-links in Windows Live Messenger?

Making Google Chrome my default browser disables hyper-links in Windows Live Messenger? They show up just as text. How can I fix this, besides making Firefox default again?
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I appear online on Windows Live Messenger when my devices are turned off

A friend has recently brought to my attention that I permanently appear online on the Windows Live Messenger chat network, even when all of my devices are turned off. The only software and services ...
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Talk to Google Talk/Hangout contacts and Skype/MSN contacts from one client

I have some friends only available on Google Talk and some others who use Skype. I use the old Talk client because the new Hangouts client requires a Chrome installation. Now, theoretically, ...
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How can I save conversations in Messenger?

I use Messenger on Mobile and on the computer. I want to save my conversations when I log in from the mobile or on the browser. Is there any way to save the talks from the mobile? I use the S-H or ...
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MSN Messenger error 80072745

Every now and then I am unable to login to MSN messenger and I get error code 80072745. "We were unable to sign you in to the MSN Messenger, possibly because of a problem with your Internet ...
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Developing Windows Live v14 add ins

I've seen a few tutorials on how to enable add-ons on older versions of windows live, but is there any way to do this in v14? Or is there another way to implement add-ins I created?
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Windows live messenger video encryption

I was searching for an alternative for Skype video chatting and I found a super user question which recommends windows live messenger. I used it couple of times, and then I was worried about the ...
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Others can't hear what I'm listening to during voice conversation on Windows Live Messenger

When I'm on a voice or video call, the other person can't hear what I'm playing in Windows Media Player, or a podcast on a website. I have a Toshiba Satellite P200 running Windows 7 and Windows Live ...
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How can I get speech bubbles in Windows Live Messenger?

Is there a way I can get speech bubbles in Windows Live Messenger ?
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MSN messenger contacts not showing up in pidgin with skype plugin

I Have the skype plugin active on pidgin. It shows my skype contacts, but not my MSN contacts in the buddy list. I've only ever used MSN on pidgin or trillan, so with the recent merging of MSN with ...
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Can non msn merged skype account add msn contact?

If I have a new skype that isn't merged with msn, can I add the msn contact of a person that have msn merged with skype? I mean I don't want to add the skype contact but the msn contact of that ...
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Windows Live Messenger disconnects when accepting Remote Assistance request

When I accept a Remote Assistance request in Windows Live Messenger, I immediately get the following message: Reconnect to Messenger Your connection with Messenger has been lost. ...
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How can I back up data from MSN 6?

I am reinstalling windows for a friend. He has a large number of emails saved on his computer downloaded through MSN6. These emails are not reachable through webmail and he wants to keep them. I ...
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Microsoft Live Messenger only signs in when I have a Socks proxy

I've installed the last version of Microsoft Live Messenger. The problem I have is that it signs in to the server just if I start a Socks proxy. Otherwise, it can not signs me in, and tell me there is ...
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Windows Live Messenger Error

I'm getting this error, when I'm trying to video call using Windows Live Messenger: Mohammad is using a version of Messenger that does not have improvements to support a Video Call. Please ask ...
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How to backup Windows Live Messenger emoticons?

Does anybody know a way to backup your custom Windows Live Messenger emoticons and restore them after a format? I found some little apps, but they are really bad and doesn't work. I'm not using the ...
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Removing Fake MSN Messenger

Recently a relative of mine decided that, when I told him to "not to click on anything anyone sends to you", it did not apply to MSN contacts of people he had never known IRL but who showed a lot of ...