Do you happen to have a residential router or some other NAT device on your network that
supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)? If so, as a starting point, shut down Messenger,
then delete all MSNMSGR entries in the UPnP port forwarding table in the router. The easiest
way do this is to go to Start, Network in Vista or Start, Run, "ncpa.cpl", click OK in XP.
Then right-click an Internet gateway or something else corresponding to your router, choose
Properties, then Settings button, and delete the entries there. Then restart Messenger.
If this is the case and you still can't find out how to edit port forwarding table, simply
resetting the router might be good enough (unplug, plug back in). Additionally, 8.5 of
Messenger has some issues with some routers with this and upgrading to the latest 2009 beta
has corrected them. You can find that beta release at the following link: http://download.live.com/messenger
Note that if the router isn't the issue here, you might try the beta release anyway as
there's been a number of networking fixes.
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger
MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
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"Mallane" <Mallane@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I am running Windows Live Messenger 8.5.1302.1018. Every time I try to
> transfer a file to someone they do not get the invitation and I have to log
> out and come back in again before the invitation shows on their screen. That
> also happens in reverse when someone is trying to send me a file. Any ideas
> or suggestions to rectify this problem would be most welcome. Many thanks