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This article is Part 2 of the Chatting by using Windows Messenger guide. This part explains how to register for Microsoft Windows Messenger.
To view the other topics of the Chatting by using Windows Messenger guide, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are listed in the "References" section.
The Chatting by using Windows Messenger guide includes the following topics:
Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Registering for Windows Messenger Part 3: Adding contacts Part 4: Sending and receiving messages
Part 2: Registering for Windows MessengerTo receive messages, you and your contacts must be registered on the Windows Messenger server. You can then see the contacts who are online, the contacts who do not want to be disturbed, and the contacts who are not currently logged in.
To register for Windows Messenger, you must have a Passport Network account. (This account consists of an e-mail address and password.) Without this account, you cannot use Windows Messenger. It is very easy to create this account.
How to create a Passport Network account
How to sign in again laterAs soon as you have set up your account, it is very easy to sign in to Windows Messenger. Just start Windows Messenger. It will sign you in automatically.
If you decided not to associate your Passport account with your user account, as described in step 11, the sign-in procedure is slightly different.
For more information about this topic, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Part 1This article is a translation from German. Any subsequent changes or additions to the original German article may not be reflected in this translation. The information that is contained in this article is based on the German-language versions of this product. The accuracy of this information relative to other language versions of this product is not tested in the framework of this translation. Microsoft makes this information available without warranty of its accuracy or functionality and without warranty of the completeness or accuracy of the translation.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902535/EN-US/ )Adding contacts
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902536/EN-US/ )Sending and receiving messages
Article ID: 902534 - Last Review: February 6, 2007 - Revision: 1.4