hotmail - messenger problem

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  1. the question I have is about hotmail. one of my mates, b### who lives in germany can email me or use messenger for a convo & he has a green icon next to his name in my contacts list. I have two other messenger contacts, who have a red icon next to them, which when I click for a messenger convo with them, I get an email message screen appear, not a messenger screen. I am getting a new message sign on the title bar, next to my email addy, but I can not open this by clicking it. is this message from one of the 'red iconed' persons?
    does this mean they are bloked or partialy bloked? what can I do to get them a green icon?
    my email account is a free one with msm hotmail.
  2. If they're red it may mean they are blocked or most probably just offline.

    Unless you get MSN live you can't talk to offline contacts, herein lies thy problem you're having.
  3. Hmmm on a similar note.

    I downloaded the lates Live Messenger and now it won't work saying my Firewall or remote connection won't let me. I'm using cable broadband rather than a router so i don't think its the remote connection and have tried disabling my firewall and even removing it from my PC all to no avail.

    Anyone more geeky than me have any ideas?
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  5. i had the same problem - couldnt log into msn and got an error message to do with firewalls and proxy settings. i tried everything but nothign fixed it. using yahoo messenger now. the new version allows you to chat to people on msn. try googling ur error message and seeing if anyone on one of the various forums can help - try this site:
  6. or try these:!8B3F39C76A8B853F!3644.entry

    How do I fix error 81000365, 8100035b or 80072EFD?If you
    can't sign in to MSN Messenger, the connection settings in
    MSN Messenger might be preventing you from connecting to the
    Microsoft® .NET Passport or Microsoft® .NET Messenger
    Service. The MSN Messenger Connection Troubleshooter can often
    find and fix these problems. The Connection Troubleshooter
    starts automatically if MSN Messenger encounters a
    connection problem. If you choose not to use the Connection
    Troubleshooter, or it does not solve your connection problem, try
    the following:

    Click the Tools menu, and then click Options.
    In the left pane, click Connection.
    Under Connection Settings, click Test Connection.
    If you agree to allow the Connection Troubleshooter to
    examine your system, it will test for connection problems and
    report steps you can take to correct them.

    Optional: Perform advanced troubleshooting
    To troubleshoot your specific type of connection, click
    Advanced Settings. On the Advanced Connection Options dialog
    box, check that the settings for your particular connection
    type are correct. To test your connection, click the Test
    button. Click OK, and then click OK.

    Click OK.
    When you choose these settings, MSN Messenger will use the
    Microsoft® Internet Explorer connection settings if

    Try signing in to MSN Messenger again.