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15 years 7 months ago #7380 by maggies mum
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Grrrrrrrrrrr![}:)]:(

I have just installed MSN live messenger and now I cant sign in. i get
Error code 80072efd

I have tried troubleshooting etc etc, gone to the help pages but I can't make head or tail of anything there! all instructions seem to be for IE and not mozilla firefox

What on earth do I have to do to get signed in! It drives me nuts that I don't know what to do and I have problems everytime I do update msn!

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15 years 7 months ago #124530 by maggies mum
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When i do a troubleshoot it says my gateway appears to be offline! whats that!!

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15 years 7 months ago #124590 by ame
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Sorry, I know nothing about MSN. However, I am very wary of anything put together by Microsoft (including, but not limited to, avoiding Xtra as an ISP).

Ah, yes, I do have a point. Since your MSN client does not work, why not try an alternative? I present 'gaim'

gaim.sourceforge.net/about.php

I know nothing about this either, but I have heard it's pretty good.

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15 years 7 months ago #124591 by ame
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Oh, and you're not the only one. I trust you Googled that error number.

I found this:

www.cooltechzone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=625

HTH,

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PS If it's a virus, I recommend Avast! It's free.

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15 years 7 months ago #124599 by maggies mum
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thanks for the reply ame, i sent an e-mail to msn support and they sent me a load of gobbledegook trying to sort it. I followed it to a point then gave up, I;ve got someone coming out to look at my computers tomorrow, but when I restarted it worked and is fine! so gawd knows what i did!

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15 years 7 months ago #124860 by ame
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Glad it's all working.

How about trying gaim anyway? Just for me? Huh? Just think, if you like it you can step off the Microsoft upgrade treadmill for a moment.

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15 years 7 months ago #124888 by maggies mum
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Well yep getting away from msn would be nice, but then I would have to persuade all my msn contacts to change too, and that won't happen ;)

and then there's my Yahoo contacts too!

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15 years 7 months ago #124921 by ame
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Ah. I think you missed my point. My link was to the about page, which tells you this:

"Gaim is a multi-protocol instant messaging (IM) client for Linux, BSD, MacOS X, and Windows. It is compatible with AIM and ICQ (Oscar protocol), MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, IRC, Jabber, Gadu-Gadu, SILC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, Lotus Sametime, and Zephyr networks.

Gaim users can log in to multiple accounts on multiple IM networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on AOL Instant Messenger, talking to a friend on Yahoo Messenger, and sitting in an IRC channel all at the same time."

So, basically you can use gaim to talk to your MSN contacts (they don't need to change) and your Yahoo! contacts (they don't need to change) at the same time, and you don't have to run two programs on your PC.

Does that make it more compelling for you?

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15 years 7 months ago #125359 by maggies mum
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Ah! Sorry I did miss the point didn't I! OOps! lol

But then the minute anyone starts talking computer speak they might as well be talking Swahili!!

It may be more compelling once I get the Swahili translated! :(

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15 years 7 months ago #125502 by ame
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Go on...

Install it.

It'll be great! Probably.

Let us know how you get on.

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15 years 7 months ago #125528 by maggies mum
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You first!! ;)

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15 years 7 months ago #125644 by ame
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quote:Originally posted by maggies mum

I have problems everytime I do update msn!

I don't use MSN or Yahoo! Messenger, so I don't need Gaim. You, on the other hand, were cursing the problems caused by MSN, so I merely offered a practical solution.

But seriously, it's free, it should be easy to set up and use, and you'll never have to upgrade MSN again.

Not all of my responses here are knee-jerk anti-Microsoft diatribes.:)

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