can't receive message unless i talk first

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Delr, May 13, 2007.

  1. Delr

    Delr Guest

    I can't receive message, unless I start to chat with others. After a period
    of idle, i can't receive message again, need to "active" the conversation

    this problem appears after i upgrade my hotmail into live hotmail ( and i
    changed it back). i'm using msn messsage 8.1.0178 and windows xp media center
    edition sp2.
    recently, i've also tried to install windows media center rollup2 (KB900325)
    but failed.

    Can anyone help? i googled, someone had the same problem, and after a while
    problem was automatically solved, but no hints at all.
    Delr, May 13, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    im having exactly the same problem....but have changed nothing recently as
    far as I can tell...

    same versions of messenger, running on fully patched XP

    Looking at the logs I get a message like this

    CSWBNet::OnServerError217 For the invitee
    Scott, May 13, 2007
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    skip Guest

    exact same problem. tried it on multiple computers, using both installed and
    webmessenger. on another account on another pc connected to internet through
    same gateway it works. maybe on msn's server side? So annoying.
    skip, May 13, 2007
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    Scott Guest

    yep......just tried those tests too with same result, even on a Mac! Also
    tried swapping out my firewall / router to discount that and shut down every
    other device on the network....

    looks like server side for definate...
    Scott, May 13, 2007
  5. I have the exact same issue.
    I have an Apple Mac Powerbook G4, running MSN 6.0.2

    Ive tested MSN, adium & mercury, but all act the same. You need to initiate
    the conversation first. It first began Friday evening (11th May 2007).

    Ive done multiple tests, and my account appears to be the one with the
    problem, despite no updates or changes made... It must be server side. And
    from what I understand, it will fix itself within the next few days or so.

    Jake -
    blackhawkdown88, May 13, 2007
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    Redcro Guest

    As mentioned in previous posts the same has happened to me. I can't have
    conversations with people 2 miles from me but I can with people 6000 miles
    from me.
    Redcro, May 13, 2007
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    Atomic Guest

    Exact same problem over here. For two days now, no one has been able to
    talk to me unless I message them first.
    Atomic, May 13, 2007
  8. Let's just hope that Microsoft, with all their infinite wisdom, are reading
    these posts...

    Its annoying that it even has to happen to Mac users as we dont even get
    half the benefit than windows users do of the new Windows Live set-up!
    blackhawkdown88, May 13, 2007
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    Shearerxx9xx Guest

    Exact same problem with my msn

    tryed changing to msn 7 from msn live and still the same problem

    very annoying

    hope microsoft fix this soon.

    Shearerxx9xx, May 13, 2007
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    Carlos Guest

    Same problem here, I cant receive any messages, can anyone post a link where
    i can contact microsoft
    Carlos, May 14, 2007
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    KTC Guest

    Same here...Really annoying that people can't message me. I was like... O.O
    I hope this gets fixed asap....
    KTC, May 14, 2007
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    DAddYE Guest

    Ive the same big big problem!

    It's two days that my contacts cant send me any message.

    Please resolveee
    DAddYE, May 14, 2007
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    #Lo Zio# Guest

    Same ENORMOUS Problem for Me!!! (from Italy)

    Please HELP US!!!
    #Lo Zio#, May 14, 2007
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    Tiziano Guest

    I have the same problem too since saturday.
    I hope we will find a solution soon as this is pretty annoying...
    Tiziano, May 14, 2007
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    Mroda Guest

    Thank god, for a while there, I thought that I was the only one experiencing
    this problem.
    Had it since Sunday, and its been frustrating as all hell. And support
    hasn't gotten back to me yet either...
    Hopefully a solution is found soon, otherwise I'll go insane.
    Mroda, May 14, 2007
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    Blurry Guest

    Same thing here. I emailed microsoft about this issue and received a reply
    "We are diligently working to resolve this issue" /shurgs

    The only thing i could think of that might be causing this issue was some of
    the windows updates which were available these past few days.
    I'll post anything if the customers relations guy/girl replies me again.
    Blurry, May 14, 2007
  17. Hello Jake, (Me)

    Thank you for contacting MSN Messenger Technical Support. My name is ****,
    and I will be happy to help you with this issue.

    We apologize that the MSN Messenger service has been experiencing temporary
    technical difficulties. We at MSN know that your Messenger communication is
    important to you, and we are working around the clock to resolve any issues
    and to restore regular service as quickly as possible.

    Because of these problems, you may have experienced difficulty sending or
    receiving instant messages. We sincerely appreciate your patience during this
    time, and your use of Messenger to keep in contact with important people both
    professionally and personally.

    These problems have now been resolved.

    If you are still experiencing your sign-in issue, please respond back to
    this message with a detailed description of the problem that you are having.
    Please include any error message you or your contacts are getting.

    Thanks again for contacting Windows Live Messenger Technical Support and for
    using Microsoft products. Have a great day!

    Best Regards,

    Windows Live Messenger Technical Support

    blackhawkdown88, May 14, 2007
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    DAddYE Guest

    My name is DAddYE,

    ive the same problem, my contact when try to contact me get this error:

    "Impossible to send the following message..."

    But is strange because if I'll contact them any work, not if the are they
    for first to contact me.

    I'll tryed with all msn messenger client... with 4 pc but any... don't work

    DAddYE, May 14, 2007
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    btantra Guest

    I still can't receive any messages from anybody in my contacts unless I
    initiate the conversation first. It's very irritating, other people seem to
    be able to send messages to each other, but not some of us.

    Please fix it asap.
    btantra, May 14, 2007
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    azztec Guest

    same problem here, I'm in Turkey. This sucks. At least it seems mircosoft
    knows something is happening.
    azztec, May 14, 2007
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