MSN messenger status incorrect
Thread poster: jgal

jgal  Identity Verified
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Jun 2, 2004

The Messenger logo on my profile page constantly shows me as being off-line, when I am actually logged in (through Outlook Express).

Can anyone suggest why this is and what I can do to make it show up correctly?


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Claudia Iglesias  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:15
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It's a bug Jun 2, 2004

Hi Julia

It's a bug and I know that it has already been reported to Support.
Let's wish that they'll have time to look at it.


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jgal  Identity Verified
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Ah, OK. Thanks Jun 2, 2004

Thanks Claudia. I'll watch out to see if it starts working sometime...

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Vladimir Dubisskiy  Identity Verified
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it's a bug, it was identified a long-long time ago... Jun 2, 2004

However it seemed to be unbeatable, so I took the Messenger out of my profile.

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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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I removed it too Jun 2, 2004

I have removed the IM from my profile..., until it will be fixed again

Vladimir Dubisskiy wrote:

However it seemed to be unbeatable, so I took the Messenger out of my profile.

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Marocas  Identity Verified
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I posted the same topic.... Jun 2, 2004

not long ago - - but nothing has been done so far.


[Edited at 2004-06-02 12:41]

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:15
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Are you sure that you're using MSN messenger, but not Windows messenger? Jun 3, 2004

Well, maybe it's a bug, but this is what I thought: I have the Windows messenger (the one that's included in the XP package, not the one downloaded from the MSN site), and I haven't downloaded an MSN add-on. Once I start Outlook Express it automatically connects (because my Hotmail account is also added to Outlook), so I am online on Windows messenger only. As long as Outlook is open, it shows you online in your pals' lists even if you don't have the green icon on your task bar at that time. And I guess the IM icon on the profile pages shows MSN messenger only, so it doesn't work when you don't have the MSN messenger or its add-on to Windows messenger.

But my theory fails, of course, if those of you having this problem use MSN actually... Just a thought

[Edited at 2004-06-03 20:25]

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