Can't get buddy list started

Janine Starykowicz jrstark at
Wed Feb 4 21:41:22 EST 2009

I've never tried, I was a hotmail user when they started the IM.  
Friends have let their MSN email accounts lapse but their IM signons 
still work.  I know with Yahoo you can use your Groups ID, I don't have 
a yahoo email address with that account.


Evan Platt wrote:
> Hmmm.. News to me. Last I used MSN, you could only create / sign in 
> with a address on one of their domains - hotmail, msn, etc.
> Thanks for the info.
> At 05:15 PM 2/4/2009, you wrote:
>> That's actually not correct.  With MSN, there is no restriction as to
>> which domain you may use.  Usernames can be any email address.  In fact,
>> none of mine are at Microsoft's domains.  Evan Platt's information was
>> completely inaccurate.
>> What does have to be the case is that you have an MSN / Windows Live
>> Messenger account of some kind with an email address and password, then
>> you will need to add that account in Pidgin, and once connected, you
>> will be able to add any person's email address if they have registered
>> an MSN account with it.

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