WLMessenger network rejects .Mac e-mail addresses

Microsoft's instant messaging network is rejecting existing users of Windows Live Messenger when they try to sign in with a .Mac e-mail address. "Because of a recent system update, you must change the email address that you use to sign in to Windows Live Messenger. Until you change your email address, you won't be able to use Windows Live Messenger," an error message explains. Microsoft explains the changes were required as a security measure because Office Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 enables messaging between the Windows Live Messenger Service and corporate IM systems. Some users have reported that the issue has been fixed, anyone still affected by the problem?

Link: Microsoft Support Page
News source: MacWorld

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#2.6 Posted by PureLegend on 22 Sep 2007 - 04:10


Powermac = Mac with PPC processor = Mac that's incompatible with Boot Camp

[The Fact's on Mac's]

  • 1Job's most likey dose not still use a PowerMac he uses a Mac Pro or what ever he wants.
  • 2You said "You can't run Windows on a Powermac" That is 100% false VPC 7 Run's XP Pro on a G4 & up that is fact. :P
  • 3The statement "You can. Heard of Apple BootCamp?" Yes I have (useing it right now) the only true thing said was "Powermac = Mac with PPC processor = Mac that's incompatible with Boot Camp"[u] "Powermac = Mac with PPC processor = Mac that's compatible with VPC 5, 6 or 7 & you get You can run Windows on a Powermac also the name's PowerMac & PowerBook come from the Motorola/Freescale G3 & G4 PowerPC chip's the outstanding 64Bit G5 was made by IBM & Apple. It is still a large part of Big Blue's income selling the Power
  • 4Boot Camp one of many way to run Windoes on a Mac can be used on Intel Mac's only Mac Pro, iMac, MacBook Pro, MacBook & Mac Mini. Or any Apple Computer being sould today (I do mean new)
  • 5Now that where on Intel Mac's someone asked "Rosetta? No? Nothing? Really?" Rosetta is used by Apple to alow x86, x64, EM64 & IA64 to emulate PowerPC code on the new Intel Mac's it was needed as all softwhere made for mac from the G3 on was made to run on a PowerPC chip :nuts: :P

    or
    [url=http://www.apple.com/mac/]Apple's websight
If I seem like a jerk (I do have a .Mac acount for 5 years now love it) I just did not want people to read this & think you who had said the quotes I quoted had for lack of better word's a sold understaning of Mac & OS X. You wwin guy kill me :nuts:
Long live the king

please use propper tagging or let it be...
stand-alone [/list]'s and such are annoying (furthermore you might wanna put ur quotes in quote-tags)

Glassed Silver:mac

MacVonZickell said,
the name's PowerMac & PowerBook come from the Motorola/Freescale G3 & G4 PowerPC chip's the outstanding 64Bit G5 was made by IBM & Apple.

While most of your post was informative and correct (although your use of the quote feature leaves a LOT to be desired), one part of this statement is false. The name PowerBook was used LONG before Apple switched to PowerPC chips.

We appreciate the info, but way to kill an amusing back-and-forth between Croq, myself, and the rest of us.

Anyway, it was fun.

Because of a recent system update, you must change the email address that you use to sign in to Windows Live Messenger. Until you change your email address, you won’t be able to use Windows Live Messenger

LOL I love the error message!

Quite ridiculous.

This is interesting, Microsoft's support-page indicates that this errors only occurs when the (custom) domain that was used (such as msn@provider.ext) is now used for Office Live Communicator. This means that Apple is using Office Live Communicator on the .Mac-domain.

Croquant said,
Well, yeah. Didn't you know that Steve Jobs runs Windows on his powermac? :laugh:
Steve Jobs doesn't use a Mac, he's smarter than that.

Croquant said,
Well, yeah. Didn't you know that Steve Jobs runs Windows on his powermac? :laugh:

You can't run Windows on a Powermac.

BigCheese said,

You can. Heard of Apple BootCamp?

Powermac = Mac with PPC processor = Mac that's incompatible with Boot Camp