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pcnerd

#1
Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so bleeping
complicated??? I have dcs.79c@xxxxxx. I tried to create
dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com. I tried creating
dcs.79c@xxxxxx & was told that I already have a Live account. I'm trying
to set up Messenger so I can use my webcam, but Live is being a major pain in
the ***!!! I just want to start all over again. How do I delete the
dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again? The window told me that a
confirmation e-mail was sent to dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know how to
receive the e-mail. I want to try out my webcam, but I can't because Live is
being a major pain in the ***.
 

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locoeng

Flim-Flam Man
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#2
You can use any email address AFAIK with WLM. I personally use my gmail account. There are other IM's that support video too such as Skype and YIM.
 

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Bob Lucas

#3
"pcnerd" <pcnerd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:15C59ADA-B5BD-4364-9B96-8568EBE7DF2C@xxxxxx

> Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so
> bleeping
> complicated??? I have dcs.79c@xxxxxx. I tried to create
> dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com. I tried
> creating
> dcs.79c@xxxxxx & was told that I already have a Live account. I'm
> trying
> to set up Messenger so I can use my webcam, but Live is being a major
> pain in
> the ***!!! I just want to start all over again. How do I delete the
> dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again? The window told me that a
> confirmation e-mail was sent to dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know
> how to
> receive the e-mail. I want to try out my webcam, but I can't because
> Live is
> being a major pain in the ***.

You won't need to create a new account, if you have an EXISTING email
account of any of the following types:

name@xxxxxx
name@xxxxxx or name@xxxxxx
name@xxxxxx or name@xxxxxx.

If you don't have an email account with one of these types, you should
visit http://get.live.com/mail/options and sign up for a new one - opt
for the Windows Live Services (including Hotmail) option.

Then open Messenger.
If Messenger signs in automatically to a passport identity, click on
File, followed by Sign Out.
This will take you back to a sign-in screen.
Type your email account details & password. (If you have an existing
msn, hotmail or live email account, type that email address. Otherwise,
enter details for the account you have just created.)
Tick the boxes to "Remember me", "Remember my password" and "Sign me in
automatically".
Then click on log-in.

This should enable you to use all features of Windows Live Messenger.

The next step will be to abandon the dcs.79c@xxxxxx address.
Simply stop using it.

I don't have a web-cam, so I can't advise how to set up or use your
webcam.
 

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pcnerd

#4
I tried my e-mail address - dcs.79c@xxxxxx & Live didn't like it. I
tried dcs.79c@xxxxxx & Live didn't like it. I finally figured out how
to cancel my dcs.79c@xxxxxx(notice the single "s"). I created a new
hotmail account & Live actually liked it! I still don't know if I've set up
the webcam & Messenger correctly.

"locoeng" wrote:

>
> You can use any email address AFAIK with WLM. I personally use my gmail
> account. There are other IM's that support video too such as Skype and
> YIM.
>
>
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pcnerd

#5
> The next step will be to abandon the dcs.79c@xxxxxx address.

> Simply stop using it.
I finally figured out how to cancel the dcs.79c@xxxxxx. Don't ask me
how. Live sure doesn't make it very easy to close an account.

> Then open Messenger.
> If Messenger signs in automatically to a passport identity, click on
> File, followed by Sign Out.
> This will take you back to a sign-in screen.
> Type your email account details & password. (If you have an existing
> msn, hotmail or live email account, type that email address. Otherwise,
> enter details for the account you have just created.)
> Tick the boxes to "Remember me", "Remember my password" and "Sign me in
> automatically".
> Then click on log-in.
I tried it & it worked!

I still don't know if I have set up Messenger correctly or not. My sister
wants to try Messenger. I hope that she doesn't have the aggravation that I
had.

"Bob Lucas" wrote:

> "pcnerd" <pcnerd@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:15C59ADA-B5BD-4364-9B96-8568EBE7DF2C@xxxxxx

> > Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so
> > bleeping
> > complicated??? I have dcs.79c@xxxxxx. I tried to create
> > dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com. I tried
> > creating
> > dcs.79c@xxxxxx & was told that I already have a Live account. I'm
> > trying
> > to set up Messenger so I can use my webcam, but Live is being a major
> > pain in
> > the ***!!! I just want to start all over again. How do I delete the
> > dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again? The window told me that a
> > confirmation e-mail was sent to dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know
> > how to
> > receive the e-mail. I want to try out my webcam, but I can't because
> > Live is
> > being a major pain in the ***.
>
>
> You won't need to create a new account, if you have an EXISTING email
> account of any of the following types:
>
> name@xxxxxx
> name@xxxxxx or name@xxxxxx
> name@xxxxxx or name@xxxxxx.
>
> If you don't have an email account with one of these types, you should
> visit http://get.live.com/mail/options and sign up for a new one - opt
> for the Windows Live Services (including Hotmail) option.
>
> Then open Messenger.
> If Messenger signs in automatically to a passport identity, click on
> File, followed by Sign Out.
> This will take you back to a sign-in screen.
> Type your email account details & password. (If you have an existing
> msn, hotmail or live email account, type that email address. Otherwise,
> enter details for the account you have just created.)
> Tick the boxes to "Remember me", "Remember my password" and "Sign me in
> automatically".
> Then click on log-in.
>
> This should enable you to use all features of Windows Live Messenger.
>
> The next step will be to abandon the dcs.79c@xxxxxx address.
> Simply stop using it.
>
> I don't have a web-cam, so I can't advise how to set up or use your
> webcam.
>
>
 

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locoeng

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#6

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N. Miller

#7
On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:17:01 -0700, pcnerd wrote:

> Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so bleeping
> complicated???
I have several accounts registered with Windows Live Messenger. Some are in
the Windwos Live domains; 'hotmail.com', 'live.com', or 'msn.com'. A couple
are not; 'aosake.net'. The latter is more difficult because Windows Live
wants to verify that you are authorized to create an account on a third
party domain; they will send an email to the email address you give, and
only activate the account on receipt of an activation request from that
account.
Do you? Really? A 'Whois' lookup on that domain show:

| Registrant:
| PASport
| 307 Bridgeway
| Sausalito, CA 94966
| US
|
| Domain Name: PASPORT.COM

So the domain exists. If you have no email account with them, the Windows
Live activation email will hit their server; may "bounce" (account doesn't
exist), or not (somebody else actually has that account with them, or they
have a "catchall" mailbox which collects email with typographical errors).

> I tried to create dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com.
Probably because 'passport.com' is not offered for such accounts

> How do I delete the dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again?
If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.

> The window told me that a confirmation e-mail was sent to
> dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know how to receive the e-mail.
If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.

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pcnerd

#8
> I have several accounts registered with Windows Live Messenger. Some are in

> the Windwos Live domains; 'hotmail.com', 'live.com', or 'msn.com'. A couple
> are not; 'aosake.net'. The latter is more difficult because Windows Live
> wants to verify that you are authorized to create an account on a third
> party domain; they will send an email to the email address you give, and
> only activate the account on receipt of an activation request from that
> account.
I don't understand it, but I wasn't able to use dcs.79c@xxxxxx & I
wasn't able to use dcs.79c@xxxxxx. Somehow, I found out how to close
dcs.79c@xxxxxx. Don't ask me how. I got lucky. I don't know if I could
reproduce what I did to cancel the account. I sent an e-mail to my sister &
told her that I created a hotmail account. This morning, when I started my
PC, I got an e-mail from her on my hotmail account! So, something must be
working right.

> > I tried to create dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com.
>
> Probably because 'passport.com' is not offered for such accounts
Then why is passport.com listed on the signup/registration page, along with
msn.com, hotmail.com & live.com?

I still think that Messenger is very difficult to set up. It should be
simplified.

"N. Miller" wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:17:01 -0700, pcnerd wrote:
>

> > Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so bleeping
> > complicated???
>
> I have several accounts registered with Windows Live Messenger. Some are in
> the Windwos Live domains; 'hotmail.com', 'live.com', or 'msn.com'. A couple
> are not; 'aosake.net'. The latter is more difficult because Windows Live
> wants to verify that you are authorized to create an account on a third
> party domain; they will send an email to the email address you give, and
> only activate the account on receipt of an activation request from that
> account.
> >
> Do you? Really? A 'Whois' lookup on that domain show:
>
> | Registrant:
> | PASport
> | 307 Bridgeway
> | Sausalito, CA 94966
> | US
> |
> | Domain Name: PASPORT.COM
>
> So the domain exists. If you have no email account with them, the Windows
> Live activation email will hit their server; may "bounce" (account doesn't
> exist), or not (somebody else actually has that account with them, or they
> have a "catchall" mailbox which collects email with typographical errors).
>

> > I tried to create dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com.
>
> Probably because 'passport.com' is not offered for such accounts
>

> > How do I delete the dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again?
>
> If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.
>

> > The window told me that a confirmation e-mail was sent to
> > dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know how to receive the e-mail.
>
> If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.
>
> --
> Norman
> ~Oh Lord, why have you come
> ~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum
>
 

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N. Miller

#9
On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 06:08:00 -0700, pcnerd wrote:

> "N. Miller" wrote:

>> On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:17:01 -0700, pcnerd wrote:

>>> Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so bleeping
>>> complicated???

>> I have several accounts registered with Windows Live Messenger. Some are in
>> the Windwos Live domains; 'hotmail.com', 'live.com', or 'msn.com'. A couple
>> are not; 'aosake.net'. The latter is more difficult because Windows Live
>> wants to verify that you are authorized to create an account on a third
>> party domain; they will send an email to the email address you give, and
>> only activate the account on receipt of an activation request from that
>> account.

> I don't understand it, but I wasn't able to use dcs.79c@xxxxxx...
Verizon partners with MSN. I don't know if that has an impact, or not.

> ... & I wasn't able to use dcs.79c@xxxxxx.
I can't find the place to sign up for even an 'msn.com' account, now.

>> Do you? Really? A 'Whois' lookup on that domain show:

>>| Registrant:
>>| PASport
>>| 307 Bridgeway
>>| Sausalito, CA 94966
>>| US
>>|
>>| Domain Name: PASPORT.COM

>> So the domain exists. If you have no email account with them, the Windows
>> Live activation email will hit their server; may "bounce" (account doesn't
>> exist), or not (somebody else actually has that account with them, or they
>> have a "catchall" mailbox which collects email with typographical errors).

> Somehow, I found out how to close dcs.79c@xxxxxx. Don't ask me how.
> I got lucky. I don't know if I could reproduce what I did to cancel the
> account.
You probably didn't do a blessed thing. If you never *had* a 'pasport.com'
account in the first place, MSN never got an account activation
confirmation, because the confirmation information was sent into the
'ether'; nobody at 'pasport.com', which is in Sausalito, California, likely
even looked at it. So MSN killed it, for lack of an activation response.
Prevents malicious actors from signing people up for MSN Passport account
with their knowledge.

> I sent an e-mail to my sister & told her that I created a hotmail account.
> This morning, when I started my PC, I got an e-mail from her on my hotmail
> account! So, something must be working right.
You are just one lucky fella.

>>> I tried to create dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com.

>> Probably because 'passport.com' is not offered for such accounts

> Then why is passport.com listed on the signup/registration page, along with
> msn.com, hotmail.com & live.com?
Really. When I go here:

https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?rollrs=12&lic=1

....all that they offer is either, 'live.com', or 'hotmail.com'. I don't
recall how I got my 'msn.com' email address, but it wasn't straight off of
the normal sign-up site. And even when I found the 'msn.com' domain,
'passport.com' was not offered.

>>> How do I delete the dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again?

>> If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.

>>> The window told me that a confirmation e-mail was sent to
>>> dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know how to receive the e-mail.

>> If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.

> I still think that Messenger is very difficult to set up. It should be
> simplified.
They can't make it any simpler than it is. If you start at this site:

http://get.live.com/mail/options

You have the choice of signing up for a Hotmail account (you will be offered
either 'hotmail.com', or 'live.com'; no other), or signing up for "Windows
Live services". The latter leads you to download an application installer.

Or you can start here:

https://accountservices.passport.net/ppnetworkhome.srf?vv=600&lc=1033

You can take to options, other than sign up for a Hotmail account:

| Use an e-mail address you already have
| You can use any existing e-mail address from any e-mail provider when you
| create your credentials for Windows Live ID. Then you can use those
| credentials to sign in to any Windows Live ID site.
|
|
| To access e-mail at www.hotmail.com, you must use an MSN or Hotmail e-mail
| address, or an address associated with an MSN Personal Address.
|
| Get started now
|

Where "Get started now" links you to a page to sign up using an existing
email address.

| Sign up for a limited account
| If you don't want to use an e-mail account to access Windows Live ID, you
| can sign up for a limited account. Learn more about limited accounts
|
| Get started now
|

Where "Get started now" links you to a page to sign up for; hmmm. *There* it
is. I'll have to eat some crow, now. This is where the "@passport.com" sign
up is. But it is *not* a functional email address:

| Create credentials
| Enter the e-mail address and password you want to use when you sign in to
| Windows Live ID sites. You can't send or receive e-mail using the address
| below: It's only for use when you sign in. If you forget the password,
| you'll need to sign up for a new account.

Please read that caveat carefully. A 'passport.com' account ***IS NOT*** an
email account! It's only function is to sign in for Windows Live services.

FWIW, I just signed up a new 'passport.com' account, and logged in to
Windows Live Messenger with it. I am just awaiting the result of trying to
send it an email...

So far, no bounce. But trying to sign in to the Hotmail site gets me:

| The e-mail address or password is incorrect. Please try again.

So have at it! <n_konaya@xxxxxx> is the account ID.

Sign up was easy as pie.

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pcnerd

#10
I got this off the Live website:

Have an MSN Hotmail, MSN Messenger, or Passport account? It's your Windows
Live ID.

> I can't find the place to sign up for even an 'msn.com' account, now.

> I tried to create dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com.
>
> Probably because 'passport.com' is not offered for such accounts.

> Where "Get started now" links you to a page to sign up for; hmmm. *There* it
> is. I'll have to eat some crow, now. This is where the "@passport.com" sign
> up is. But it is *not* a functional email address:
If passport.com is not a functional address, then why is it on the website???

> Please read that caveat carefully. A 'passport.com' account ***IS NOT*** an
> email account! It's only function is to sign in for Windows Live services.
>
> FWIW, I just signed up a new 'passport.com' account, and logged in to
> Windows Live Messenger with it. I am just awaiting the result of trying to
> send it an email...
>
> So far, no bounce. But trying to sign in to the Hotmail site gets me:
>
> | The e-mail address or password is incorrect. Please try again.
>
> So have at it! <n_konaya@xxxxxx> is the account ID.
>
> Sign up was easy as pie.
See what I mean? A person that wants to sign up for a Live account would
think he has 3 choices - MSN Hotmail, MSN Messenger or Passport. I think that
the webmaster should completely redo the Live website. I'm not a PC newbie,
but I got very angry & frustrated when I tried to set up a Live account.

And you say that it couldn't be any simpler.

"N. Miller" wrote:

> On Sun, 10 Aug 2008 06:08:00 -0700, pcnerd wrote:
>

> > "N. Miller" wrote:
>

> >> On Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:17:01 -0700, pcnerd wrote:
>

> >>> Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so bleeping
> >>> complicated???
>

> >> I have several accounts registered with Windows Live Messenger. Some are in
> >> the Windwos Live domains; 'hotmail.com', 'live.com', or 'msn.com'. A couple
> >> are not; 'aosake.net'. The latter is more difficult because Windows Live
> >> wants to verify that you are authorized to create an account on a third
> >> party domain; they will send an email to the email address you give, and
> >> only activate the account on receipt of an activation request from that
> >> account.
>

> > I don't understand it, but I wasn't able to use dcs.79c@xxxxxx...
>
> Verizon partners with MSN. I don't know if that has an impact, or not.
>

> > ... & I wasn't able to use dcs.79c@xxxxxx.
>
> I can't find the place to sign up for even an 'msn.com' account, now.
> >

> >> Do you? Really? A 'Whois' lookup on that domain show:
>

> >>| Registrant:
> >>| PASport
> >>| 307 Bridgeway
> >>| Sausalito, CA 94966
> >>| US
> >>|
> >>| Domain Name: PASPORT.COM
>

> >> So the domain exists. If you have no email account with them, the Windows
> >> Live activation email will hit their server; may "bounce" (account doesn't
> >> exist), or not (somebody else actually has that account with them, or they
> >> have a "catchall" mailbox which collects email with typographical errors).
>

> > Somehow, I found out how to close dcs.79c@xxxxxx. Don't ask me how.
> > I got lucky. I don't know if I could reproduce what I did to cancel the
> > account.
>
> You probably didn't do a blessed thing. If you never *had* a 'pasport.com'
> account in the first place, MSN never got an account activation
> confirmation, because the confirmation information was sent into the
> 'ether'; nobody at 'pasport.com', which is in Sausalito, California, likely
> even looked at it. So MSN killed it, for lack of an activation response.
> Prevents malicious actors from signing people up for MSN Passport account
> with their knowledge.
>

> > I sent an e-mail to my sister & told her that I created a hotmail account.
> > This morning, when I started my PC, I got an e-mail from her on my hotmail
> > account! So, something must be working right.
>
> You are just one lucky fella.
>

> >>> I tried to create dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com.
>

> >> Probably because 'passport.com' is not offered for such accounts
>

> > Then why is passport.com listed on the signup/registration page, along with
> > msn.com, hotmail.com & live.com?
>
> Really. When I go here:
>
> https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?rollrs=12&lic=1
>
> ....all that they offer is either, 'live.com', or 'hotmail.com'. I don't
> recall how I got my 'msn.com' email address, but it wasn't straight off of
> the normal sign-up site. And even when I found the 'msn.com' domain,
> 'passport.com' was not offered.
>

> >>> How do I delete the dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again?
>

> >> If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.
>

> >>> The window told me that a confirmation e-mail was sent to
> >>> dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know how to receive the e-mail.
>

> >> If you don't have an email account with 'pasport.com', you can't.
>

> > I still think that Messenger is very difficult to set up. It should be
> > simplified.
>
> They can't make it any simpler than it is. If you start at this site:
>
> http://get.live.com/mail/options
>
> You have the choice of signing up for a Hotmail account (you will be offered
> either 'hotmail.com', or 'live.com'; no other), or signing up for "Windows
> Live services". The latter leads you to download an application installer.
>
> Or you can start here:
>
> https://accountservices.passport.net/ppnetworkhome.srf?vv=600&lc=1033
>
> You can take to options, other than sign up for a Hotmail account:
>
> | Use an e-mail address you already have
> | You can use any existing e-mail address from any e-mail provider when you
> | create your credentials for Windows Live ID. Then you can use those
> | credentials to sign in to any Windows Live ID site.
> |
> |
> | To access e-mail at www.hotmail.com, you must use an MSN or Hotmail e-mail
> | address, or an address associated with an MSN Personal Address.
> |
> | Get started now
> |
>
> Where "Get started now" links you to a page to sign up using an existing
> email address.
>
> | Sign up for a limited account
> | If you don't want to use an e-mail account to access Windows Live ID, you
> | can sign up for a limited account. Learn more about limited accounts
> |
> | Get started now
> |
>
> Where "Get started now" links you to a page to sign up for; hmmm. *There* it
> is. I'll have to eat some crow, now. This is where the "@passport.com" sign
> up is. But it is *not* a functional email address:
>
> | Create credentials
> | Enter the e-mail address and password you want to use when you sign in to
> | Windows Live ID sites. You can't send or receive e-mail using the address
> | below: It's only for use when you sign in. If you forget the password,
> | you'll need to sign up for a new account.
>
> Please read that caveat carefully. A 'passport.com' account ***IS NOT*** an
> email account! It's only function is to sign in for Windows Live services.
>
> FWIW, I just signed up a new 'passport.com' account, and logged in to
> Windows Live Messenger with it. I am just awaiting the result of trying to
> send it an email...
>
> So far, no bounce. But trying to sign in to the Hotmail site gets me:
>
> | The e-mail address or password is incorrect. Please try again.
>
> So have at it! <n_konaya@xxxxxx> is the account ID.
>
> Sign up was easy as pie.
>
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> ~Oh Lord, why have you come
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N. Miller

#11
On Mon, 11 Aug 2008 06:16:02 -0700, pcnerd wrote:

> I got this off the Live website:
>
> Have an MSN Hotmail, MSN Messenger, or Passport account? It's your Windows
> Live ID.
The site explains it clearly: Passport accounts are only for signing in to
Windows Live services.

>> I can't find the place to sign up for even an 'msn.com' account, now.
>

>> I tried to create dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com.
>>
>> Probably because 'passport.com' is not offered for such accounts.
>

>> Where "Get started now" links you to a page to sign up for; hmmm. *There* it
>> is. I'll have to eat some crow, now. This is where the "@passport.com" sign
>> up is. But it is *not* a functional email address:

> If passport.com is not a functional address, then why is it on the website???
Because it is an available option for use to sign in to Windows Live
services.

>> Please read that caveat carefully. A 'passport.com' account ***IS NOT*** an
>> email account! It's only function is to sign in for Windows Live services.
>>
>> FWIW, I just signed up a new 'passport.com' account, and logged in to
>> Windows Live Messenger with it. I am just awaiting the result of trying to
>> send it an email...
>>
>> So far, no bounce. But trying to sign in to the Hotmail site gets me:
>>
>>| The e-mail address or password is incorrect. Please try again.
>>
>> So have at it! <n_konaya@xxxxxx> is the account ID.
>>
>> Sign up was easy as pie.

> See what I mean? A person that wants to sign up for a Live account would
> think he has 3 choices - MSN Hotmail, MSN Messenger or Passport.
No. Unless he is prone to making unwarranted assumptions about what he will
get, based on preconceived wishes, which have no relationship to reality.
The path I took to that sign up was the third of three offered:

Path 1: Signs up a Windows Live Hotmail account, in either the
'hotmail.com', or 'live.com' email domains.

Path 2: Signs up a Windows Live account using a persons own, non-Live email
account.

Path 3: Signs up a Windows Live account without email, using the
'passport.com' domain. The descriptions are easy to read, as long as one
doesn't skip reading the descriptive text, and start blindly filling in
boxes.

There is a reason people say, "RTFM"! ("Read The Fine Manual").

> I think that the webmaster should completely redo the Live website.
I think that the poster should completely re-examine his perceptions.

> I'm not a PC newbie, but I got very angry & frustrated when I tried to set
> up a Live account.
>
> And you say that it couldn't be any simpler.
Hell of a lot simpler than setting up a media server to run with a UPnP/DLNA
box. Microsoft is supposed to have something called a, "Windows Media
Connector". But the site I am taken two doesn't seem to have such a thing
for download.

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Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
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Cork Soaker

#12
pcnerd wrote:

> Why does Microsoft have to make creating a Messenger account so bleeping
> complicated??? I have dcs.79c@xxxxxx. I tried to create
> dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but Live doesn't like passport.com. I tried creating
> dcs.79c@xxxxxx & was told that I already have a Live account. I'm trying
> to set up Messenger so I can use my webcam, but Live is being a major pain in
> the ***!!! I just want to start all over again. How do I delete the
> dcs.79c@xxxxxx & start all over again? The window told me that a
> confirmation e-mail was sent to dcs.79c@xxxxxx, but I don't know how to
> receive the e-mail. I want to try out my webcam, but I can't because Live is
> being a major pain in the ***.

You're doing it wrong.
 

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