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This article is Part 1 of the Chatting by using Windows Messenger guide. This part introduces this topic.
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 1: IntroductionYou can use Microsoft Windows Messenger to make and maintain online contacts. All that you require is a Passport Network account to send and receive short messages or to exchange small files with online contacts.
How to download Windows MessengerWindows Messenger is integrated in Microsoft Windows XP. To start the program, just click Start, click All Programs, and then click Windows Messenger.
You can also use the Microsoft Download Center to search for the latest version of Windows Messenger. To do this, follow these steps:
How to install Windows Messenger
For more information about this topic, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Part 2This 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.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/902534/EN-US/ )Registering for Windows Messenger
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/902535/EN-US/ )Adding contacts
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/902536/EN-US/ )Sending and receiving messages