Contacts not adding to Messenger, previous contacts adding back.

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by Lawz, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. Lawz

    Lawz Guest

    A while ago I had a clean up of my contact list, deleting loads of people
    from the contact list. Also deleting them from the hotmail contacts to using
    the feature in WLM. Everytime I sign into WLM now I get all those contacts
    requesting to add me again, I've tried canceling, accepting each one to allow
    to see me but not add to contact list, but they just keep coming back. Also
    when ever I want to add a new contact If I add them they don't automatically
    add to WLM and the only option is to Email them. To make sure they properly
    add to WLM I have to add them once, delete them fully and then add them again
    to get them to appear as a WLM contact. This issue has been bugging me for
    months, any solutions?
    Lawz, Sep 24, 2007
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  2. Greetings Lawz,

    Before doing anything drastic either server-side ("list cleaners") or client-side, one thing
    to attempt to try to resolve this is to sign in on another PC or another client like Windows
    [not live] Messenger, Trillian, Pidgin, or aMSN. After signing in on one of these, see
    exactly what happens and then go to Live Messenger and see if it's corrected itself.

    If you've already tried either of these suggestions, what exactly happened when you logged
    into the other client?

    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
    Associate Expert
    Messenger Resources -
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2007 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Sep 24, 2007
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  3. Lawz

    Lawz Guest

    I have tried logging on from different PC's before but on those PC's the same
    hundreds of requests still keep coming back up no matter what PC I log on
    from. Windows Messenger and Web Messenger are both the same as well. The
    requests just keep coming back, and wont correct itself whichever client or
    PC I use.

    Many Thanks

    Lawz, Sep 24, 2007
  4. Lawz

    Lawz Guest

    Any more info you could share on this, I can't find no way to fix it.

    Lawz, Sep 30, 2007
  5. Lawz

    kashmiri Guest

    have you tried to delete the contacts from Hotmail through www (i.e. through
    web interface)? do they still come back? I would delete them first this way,
    then in Live Messenger options under "Security" check the option "Don't
    store my address book on this computer" and try to sign again.


    kashmiri, Sep 30, 2007
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