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Messenger experiencing backend problems

November 15th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker


Windows Live Messenger (8.0 and 8.1) and MSN Messenger (7.0 and 7.5) may experience some connectivity issues. Those using Windows Messenger 5.1 for Windows XP should not experience these problems as they reside on a seperate smaller server. These can include:

  • inability to sign-in
  • inability to sign-out unless fully exiting the Messenger application
  • sending messages to others (though messages can still be received)
  • sending handwriting messages, Nudges and Winks

This does seem to be a non-localised issue, affecting a good proportion of the world who uses Messenger. This should be resolved in the next few hours give or take. The same issue happened a few days ago but wasn’t reported on the Windows Live Support site because it was resolved within the hour.

Just bare with it guys – although a lot of us can’t use Messenger at the moment, it’s leading up to the release of the Windows Live Mobile Messenger client… that’s most likely the problem at the moment. Hang in there – it’ll get fixed soon and we’ll have something else to play with afterwards 🙂

Posted in Windows Live Messenger, Windows Mobile | 2 Comments »

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2 Responses

  1. Francisco Says:

    I’m having that problem, error code : 80070005

    what can I do?


  2. Lynn Says:

    I seem to keep having the same problem with not being able to sign into Windows Live messenger verion 8.0 and 8.1. For 3 months I have had the error code 800306 but now however, in the last couple of weeks the error code has changed and I get the code 80072f78. I know for sure that my fire wall is not preventing Messenger to work nor do I have a proxy server. What is going on??? I have been told that patches should work but I am afraid of the bugs and viruses that may come with it. How can I fix this most annoying, inconvienient problem?