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 A few MSN Messenger 6.0 discoveries
A few MSN Messenger 6.0 discoveries

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Some random facts about MSN Messenger 6.0 for those who haven't turned it inside out already:

- Did you know in MSN Messenger 6 you can sort your contacts by e-mail address instead of their Friendly Name? In your contact list view, go to

Contacts > Manage Contacts > View Contacts By > E-mail address

Someone's comment on this was: "Good, after all they're called nicknames, not nicksentences!".

- Did you know in MSN Messenger 6 you can send only 5 different custom emoticons in one time? This is probably related to a maximum amount of data (flood-control?) that can be sent at once. Something like timothy's Charlim might be able to fix this, but there's no 6.0 version out yet.

- Did you know in MSN Messenger 6 you can send a mass message to a complete group? Just right-click the group name of your choice (or quickly create one and put the desired contacts in there) and select "Send an Instant Message to this Group".



 MSN Int(ernational) or Int(ernal) site: you tell us!
MSN Int(ernational) or Int(ernal) site: you tell us!

m_chibi says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

As reported earlier, a site hosting the MSN Messenger 6.0 preview page came to our attention. Electrophreak wandered a bit further around http://www.msn-int.com, which also hosts the Tic-Tac-Toe game. Along the way, he discovered http://login.passport-int.net/uilogin.srf?id=6505, which doesn't allow you to check your e-mails just yet, but *MAYBE* you can be one of the first to register a @hotmail-int.com account?

**Update: Chances are very low these sign-ups will officially be registered.

[Source: http://www.msnfanatic.com] [Credit: Electrophreak] [Reported by: Myself]



 Another MSN Messenger 6.0.0250 ad removal patch that does a little extra
Another MSN Messenger 6.0.0250 ad removal patch that does a little extra

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Normally, we don't add identical patches, but pHaez's second version of his ad removal patch for MSN Messenger 6.0.0250 eliminates the "Make a Phone Call" ad and the (BETA) from the main client window title. Download here.

Another note about all these patches: Make a backup of your MSN Messenger files before applying any patch. Some patches might conflict with each other or simply refuse to work. We can not help you with that, sorry.

[Reported by: Cisco]



 While the tab craze continues, how can you remove the unnecessary ones?
While the tab craze continues, how can you remove the unnecessary ones?

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Reddot hooked us up with an XML config file to remove all tabs from MSN Messenger 6 except for the necessary ones.



 MSN Messenger 6 programming: 4 API's discovered!
MSN Messenger 6 programming: 4 API's discovered!

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Timothy discovered not zero (like mentioned on message boards and IRC), not one... but FOUR API's in MSN Messenger 6.0.0250! This is fantastic news for MSN add-on & bot developers who gave up after MSN 5 got released. To explore the matter, Timothy already wrote an MSN Messenger 6 programming article to get developers started.

**Update: vorte[x] posted dumps of the API's Timothy's talking about here



 Use multiline nicknames in MSN Messenger 6
Use multiline nicknames in MSN Messenger 6

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

After applying Dreamingweb's Multiline Nickname Patch for MSN Messenger 6 you'll be able to use display names of several lines (in place of just one) that will show up as such in the conversation windows and sign-on alerts. Download the patch.

Thanks to $teve for submitting his one as well!

[Homepage: Webtech.tk]



 How about MSN Messenger 6.0 in Dutch?
How about MSN Messenger 6.0 in Dutch?

timothy says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

After many requests, Mess.be is proud to present the first translation of the MSN 6 client. It will make al the people in the Netherlands and Belgium happy because it makes your MSN Messenger speak dutch.

PoTaToX spend 2 full days on translating all of it, but its worth the fame he will get from it ! Get your dutch update over here.

There was a few other people working on the dutch translation, but this was the first completely finished one we received. Thanks to the others for their effort anyhow!



 #mess.be Chat Tab in MSN Messenger 6
#mess.be Chat Tab in MSN Messenger 6

m_chibi says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Would you like the Mess.be chat integrated in MSN Messenger 6.0? Well now you can:

1) Close down MSN Messenger 6.0, open Internet Explorer and copy paste this:

C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\MSN Messenger\(your email address)

2) Right-click the Configcache, Open with Notepad and between...

< msntabdata > and < /msntabdata >

...you copy-paste this.

3) Save, close and log in again and the result will be, just like mess, enormously slick (judge for yourself with these screenshots: 1, 2, 3).

Also I recommed setting the ExpireInDays tag at the top of the XML file from it's value of 2 a big number, so MS dont go replacing your funky new tabs.

Note: This turns me on, by the mere coolness of it.

[Sources: Sean, Electrophreak] [Thx for hosting: Wolkje, Timothy]



 Nega Patch 2 for MSN Messenger 5.0.0544
Nega Patch 2 for MSN Messenger 5.0.0544

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Flur made his great Nega patch much more user-friendly. Now you can select what options you wish to patch in MSN Messenger 5.0.0544:
- disable the user is typing message;
- run multiple MSN clients simultaneously;
- appear offline on log-in;
- remove the banner ad;

Download the improved Nega Patch and take a look at flur's restyled website.



 Messenger 6.0 games without discrimination
Messenger 6.0 games without discrimination

m_chibi says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

You want to play games and you're not in a country that is currently supported? Fear no more...

1) Close MSN Messenger 6 completely. Open Explorer and Open the following location:

C:\Documents and Settings\(your username)\Application Data\Microsoft\MSN Messenger\(your email address)

2)Open the file ConfigCache.xml in Notepad and find this line:

AppDirPageURL>http://appdirectory.messenger.msn-int.com/AppDirectory/Directory.aspx?L=en-uk

Note: the en-uk can be something else, this merely states in which country you live.

Change it to:

AppDirPageURL>http://appdirectory.messenger.msn-int.com/AppDirectory/Directory.aspx?L=en-us

We also recommend changing the ExpireInDays tag at the top of the XML file from it's value of 2 to 100+ so this fix doesn't change in 2 days time.

Now have fun with Tic-tac-toe and all the other games to come.

[Source: dlorenzo @ Neowin] [Reported by Kris]



 MSN Messenger 6 Group Blocker
MSN Messenger 6 Group Blocker

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

DoOmTrAiN_KiLLerZ made a useful group (un)blocker for MSN Messenger 6. Now you can easily block family, friends and ennemies in one click, based on your contact list groups. Available in our MSN add-ons.

On a side note: this could be very well the first MSN Messenger 6 add-on in history!



 Why is Mess.be so slow?
Why is Mess.be so slow?

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Due to heavy traffic our server is crying like a child. It needs some spanking.

**Update: After 30 minutes of ups and downs, we're back in full force!



 Add-on Update: Messenger Plus! 2.10.36
Add-on Update: Messenger Plus! 2.10.36

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Messenger Plus! 2.10.36 was released yesterday and comes with the following fixes:
- fixed nickname bug;
- log file header now in selected langauge;
- new languages: Malay, Estonian and Brazilian;
- more fixes here.

This version of Plus! is NOT COMPATIBLE with MSN Messenger 6, but it disables itself properly when ran along the beta.

Download Messenger Plus! directly here.

[Reported by SLim Shady]



 MSN Messenger 6 Emoticons Overview: Reloaded
MSN Messenger 6 Emoticons Overview: Reloaded

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

Thanks to Joo J, Razor D, Midas, E-Vix, Medz, horcy & Zero1 for correcting the MSN Messenger 6 emoticon overview I made.

And while I thought (||) was supposed to be a diablo, stickitincider might have a point recognising a bowl and Chinese chopsticks in the emoticon. Interesting.

Oh by the way, please stop requesting MSN Messenger 6.0 through e-mail. We can not offer it, but it's really out there so keep your eyes open.



 New Poll: What's your evaluation on MSN Messenger 6?
New Poll: What's your evaluation on MSN Messenger 6?

dwergs says ( 24 May 2003 ):

 

So... (ten)thousands of you had the chance to download and preview the MSN Messenger 6 beta. Well then, what's your conclusion? Is it hot or not? Vote here.

Microsoft will thank me for this little 'customer experience' survey ;)



 MSN 6 Polygamy Patch
MSN 6 Polygamy Patch

timothy says ( 23 May 2003 ):

 

For all those people who need to run multiple instances of MSN 6, Asdfuae made a polygamy patch for this new MSN version. Its just a plain old MSN 5 patch, but this one seems to work just fine on this new beta. Get your MSN twin over here.

Thank you EvilSeph & Axel for the info!



 Eurovision 2003 inspires MSN Messenger Karaoke
Eurovision 2003 inspires MSN Messenger Karaoke

dwergs says ( 23 May 2003 ):

 

In relation to the Eurovision 2003 song contest tomorrow in Latvia, Microsoft UK is launching MSN Messenger Karaoke. To participate and maybe win a collection of top chart albums, you have to submit a song title or lyric that includes MSN Messenger emoticons --the current ones, no 6.0 emotes :).

For example if the song lyric you have chosen is 'It's my party and I'll cry if I want to' it would look like this...

"It's my and I'll if I want to!"

The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over only. The closing date June 13th, 2003.

More info at the MSN Messenger Karaoke competition page. (And should you be interested, more info about the Eurovision 2003 contest here)



 It's raining MSN 6 patches, halleluja
It's raining MSN 6 patches, halleluja

dwergs says ( 23 May 2003 ):

 

Dreamingweb from Webtech.tk created a removal patch for the yellow Customer Experience Improvement box in MSN Messenger 6.0. Download the patch [link fixed!]

Note: Make sure you have a backup of your MSN Messenger 6 files (or you have the installer somewhere). In rare cases a patch can temper the correct usage of the program.



 Getting the Launch Site to work.
Getting the Launch Site to work.

timothy says ( 23 May 2003 ):

 

A lot of people are having difficulties using the "Launch Site" button in the leaked MSN 6 beta. This is caused because MSN wants them directed to their own foreign site. And the Launch Site Function is only working for US based MSN requests. But here is how to fool it.

1. Close your MSN messenger
2. Go to passport.net and log in to change your details
3. Go live in the US (well, virtually)
4. Move to the state of New York
5. And to make sure you virtually live there, your postal zip would be 10314 (NY City) in this case.
6. Log on to your MSN, and you should see some new tabs as well.

Note: It can take a while before your passport gets updated, try login on with multiple accounts to prevent caching.



 MSN Messenger 6.0 No-Banner Patch
MSN Messenger 6.0 No-Banner Patch

dwergs says ( 23 May 2003 ):

 

da' vorte[x] made a patch already for people with bannerphobia. Download the ad-remover for MSN Messenger 6.0 build 0250.

Note: Make sure you have a backup of your MSN Messenger 6 files (or you have the installer somewhere). In rare cases a patch can temper the correct usage of the program.



 Mess.be presents: the first complete overview of the standard MSN Messenger 6 emoticons
Mess.be presents: the first complete overview of the standard MSN Messenger 6 emoticons

dwergs says ( 23 May 2003 ):

 

Mess.be is proud to be the first to post a complete overview of all the MSN Messenger 6 emoticons (including secret ones). Check 'em out on our MSN Messenger 6 Emoticons Card, print it out and we invite you to send it to you all of your friends! [Tnx to Joo J. for the correction]



 Postman dwergs lost another bag of e-mail
Postman dwergs lost another bag of e-mail

dwergs says ( 23 May 2003 ):

 

Ever since our mailserver host decided to upgrade its software, a lot of e-mails sent through our form or sent directly to dwergs got lost in cyberspace. We're sorry for the inconvenience and are hoping to resolve this as quickly as possible.

This doesn't affect the entries for our emoticon competition. They're safely stored :)



 Oh my god! It's the first MSN Messenger 6 Porn!
Oh my god! It's the first MSN Messenger 6 Porn!

dwergs says ( 22 May 2003 ):

 

The first "Bad Messer" has been caught red handed by dwergs. Watch Stanley go wild here [Warning: age +12 only!]



 MSN Messenger 6 leaked!
MSN Messenger 6 leaked!

dwergs says ( 22 May 2003 ):

 

It leaaaaaaaaked! MSN Messenger 6 Build 0250 is out there (but not here anymore, on request). Unlike reported elsewhere, this version seems to work on various OS's and the games do work (lost my first ever MSN Messenger Tic Tac Toe against Timothy, darn!).



 Mess.be Status: Minor Difficulties
Mess.be Status: Minor Difficulties

dwergs says ( 22 May 2003 ):

 

The emoticon pictures, our file database and the away message collection are experiencing some difficulties. We're sorry for the inconvenience.



 MSN Messenger 6.0: the death certificate of Messenger Plus!
MSN Messenger 6.0: the death certificate of Messenger Plus!

dwergs says ( 22 May 2003 ):

 

Patchou is far from optimistic about Messenger Plus! 2's compatibility with MSN Messenger 6.0 as you can read in this thread. But hey Patchou, don't give up just yet! There's people out there that care for Plus! and will stick their heads out! :)

[Reported by: SLim Shady]



 MSN Messenger 6.0 Official Preview... coming soon
MSN Messenger 6.0 Official Preview... coming soon

dwergs says ( 21 May 2003 ):

 

Exciting news: the public preview of MSN Messenger 6.0 is coming really soon now! Watch this space...! Note that you can not download it at the moment.



 Another sneak peek at MSN Messenger 6!
Another sneak peek at MSN Messenger 6!

dwergs says ( 21 May 2003 ):

 

ǮMhkRа got his hands on MSN Messenger 6 Build 0250 (and NO, he won't leak so don't bother him!) and he made zillions of screenshots. Here are 28 NEW emoticons already:

msn messenger 6 emoticons

For a complete overview, check out our updated MSN Messenger 6 page!

[Source: Neowin.net - Vote for mess.be here!]



 MSN signed up Orange in the biggest deal yet for its MSN Messaging service to mobile phones
MSN signed up Orange in the biggest deal yet for its MSN Messaging service to mobile phones

dwergs says ( 20 May 2003 ):

 

MSN signed up French mobile carrier Orange in the biggest deal yet for its Hotmail and MSN Messaging service to mobile phones. In the deal, MSN gains access to 35 million potential customers in six countries, taking the total to 105 million mobile phone users in 13 countries who can get e-mail and instant messages from the Web forwarded to ordinary handsets in the form of short text messages (SMS).

Orange made the service available in Switzerland and the Netherlands a while ago to evaluate it. They were happy with it and extended the deal. The service will now be immediately available in Oranges Western European markets, except in France and Belgium where the service will come online later this year. Oranges Eastern European markets might follow later.

[Source: MSNBC.com]



 Reminder: MSN Messenger 6 wannabe-emoticons
Reminder: MSN Messenger 6 wannabe-emoticons

dwergs says ( 20 May 2003 ):

 

What new emoticons would you like to see in MSN Messenger 6? Design your fantasy emoticons and enter our competition (make sure you read that post!). We received over 100 entries already but keep the good stuff coming! :)



 Virus Alert: Watch out for support@microsoft.com e-mails
Virus Alert: Watch out for support@microsoft.com e-mails

dwergs says ( 19 May 2003 ):

 

An executable mass mailer worm codenamed Win32.Palyh.A@mm is fakely sent from support@microsoft.com, has "All information is in the attached file" in the body, and the subject is one of the following:

Your details
Approved (Ref: 38446-263)
Re: Approved (Ref: 3394-65467)
Your password
Re: My details
Screensaver
Cool screensaver
Re: Movie
Re: My application

Starting with 31st of May 2003 the worm stops spreading but it still infects the machine where it is executed.

You can find more information and a free removal tool at BitDefender.com



 Poll: What's your favorite new MSN Messenger 6.0 feature?
Poll: What's your favorite new MSN Messenger 6.0 feature?

dwergs says ( 18 May 2003 ):

 

What promised feature in MSN Messenger 6.0 are you really looking forward to? Pick one and vote in our MSN Poll.



 The MSN Messenger contact that pays: Instant Albert
The MSN Messenger contact that pays: Instant Albert

dwergs says ( 18 May 2003 ):

 

What about adding someone to your contact list that actually pays off talking to? InstantAlbert is your man... or must we say: bot. InstantAlbert pays you* for taking advantage of great offers (signing up for surveys, buying at certain shops, etc). You can also teach him to be as smart as you, Einstein.

Additionally, Albert presents you with the latest news, horoscopes, weather reports, stock info, a database of jokes & over 4.500 game cheats... and more. This fella is available on-site, on Yahoo!, MSN or AIM. Oh, and did we mention you get $5 for just signing up?

http://www.instantalbert.com

(* = through PayPal)



 Looking ahead: MSN Explorer 8.5 and 9
Looking ahead: MSN Explorer 8.5 and 9

dwergs says ( 18 May 2003 ):

 

According to ǮMhkRа, MSN Explorer 8.5 will be released soon but it will not contain MSN Messenger 6.0. The release is designed as an interim release for bug fixes and small improvements. MSN Messenger 6.0 will be intergrated with MSN Explorer 9 later this year. Expect major changes to MSN Explorer 9 with a new UI and changes to MSN Explorer and MSN Messenger allowing them to intergrate fully with Windows Explorer.

[Source: Neowin.net - Vote for mess.be here!]



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