Microsoft Messenger 5.1.1

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iEric, May 17, 2006.

  1. iEric macrumors 6502a

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    There's a new version of Messenger. Now you can connect to people that are not on the Passport network.

    Other than that, nothing has changed. In fact, they didn't even bother to change this into a Universal app.
     
  2. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    So help me out here, who extra does that mean I can connect to? ::confused:
     
  3. iEric thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. mikehowett macrumors member

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    This version of messenger (5.1.1) has been out since the 28th of March:confused:
     
  5. tidymeup macrumors newbie

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    I thought you could only chat with users from different networks if you were connecting through the corporate section (i.e. a server you run or your company runs)????
     
  6. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    SEe this is what I thought as well which is why I'm somewhat confused here :S
     
  7. G99 macrumors 6502

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    Microsoft Messenger is really crap. I found MSN Messenger 7 on Windows way better. Anyone know of something like MSN 7?
     
  8. tidymeup macrumors newbie

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    You can use amsn for mac which is good and can be made to look like msn7 for windows with web cam support or you can use audiumx.

    http://cmq.qc.ca/4w/amsn/
     
  9. G99 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! It looks nice....I'll try it out :)
     
  10. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    although the microsoft mac messenger lacks a lot of features and is seriously outated, the reason why i prefer it over the windows version is that it does have the features that i need, like file transfer, display picture, and a really simple ad-less interface. it was only recently that the program refuses to let you log in unless you upgrade.
     
  11. moochy macrumors newbie

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    Hiya
    Help needed

    My version of msn automatically updated to 5.1.1 yesterday. However it wont let me sign in.
    I've tried making sure my passwor/email are correct. It keeps saying either that the network is down or I may be not connected to the internet, or that the name doesnt exist.
    Is anyone else having a problem with it? I cant find anything that could cause it not to work.
    Please get back to me

    thanx
     
  12. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    The network at their end was down for a few days. MSN Messenger 8 was going out as updates I guess.
     
  13. moochy macrumors newbie

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    ok. Is it still down tho cus it's still not signing in.
     
  14. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    Update for MSN Messenger rolled out in the last few days on auto update, you need the update in order to use it. Have you updated?

    Someone said the new version has been out since March, that's version 5.1.0, this is version 5.1.1.
     
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  16. mikehowett macrumors member

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    It has been out since March and I've had it since then, if you look on the mactopia website it clearly states the release date as the 03/28/2006.
     
  17. moochy macrumors newbie

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    Yep the version I have is 5.1.1. I updated it from 5.1.0 a few days ago.
     
  18. mikehowett macrumors member

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    Not sure if this will help, but do you have it enabled in the firewall prefrences?
     
  19. moochy macrumors newbie

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    Yeh I have.
     
  20. iBrow macrumors regular

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    Have you trashed it and downloaded it again, that worked when I had this problem.
     
  21. moochy macrumors newbie

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    yep tried that too. I've re-downloaded it a few times. The firewall isnt on, the name is correct, ive tried a different email address, I've tried older versions but they no longer work and are too outdated.

    I've run out of things to try.
     
  22. iBrow macrumors regular

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    Are you deleting all the Microsoft Messenger files? not just the app, but all the Preferences, just a idea?
     
  23. moochy macrumors newbie

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    I wasnt before but tried it and no change. :confused:
     
  24. btfgus macrumors member

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    Bouncing

    I just downloaded Mac Messenger 5.1.1 today. The app works fine. But when I try to go directly to a hotmail inbox from it, my password is requested by the web page. I enter it correctly and it just bounces me back to the same sign in page every time?:mad:
     
  25. steelfist macrumors 6502a

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    it's not msn messenger, it's the fact that microsoft has this weird live feature that safari is having problems with. use another browser to view the mailbox. i'm very annoyed by this too.
     

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