Fucking Microsoft. How I hate thee and thy works.\n\nI correspond daily with a friend in Spain using what was MSN Messenger,\nnow Windows Live Messenger. I'm teaching him English and he is teaching\nme Spanish. As part of this we occasionally send each other links to\nitems of interest on the web. Those links appear in the conversation\nwindow as blue clickable hyperlinks which open in a browser.\n\nSo far, so good.\n\nToday those links stopped working in that they no longer appear in the\nconversation window as hyperlinks, just plain text.\n\nChecked the options: "Allow links in conversation window" is checked,\nOK. Restart Messenger, nada. Restart Windows, nada. Check Windows\nLive Help using a variety of search terms such as "broken links" etc.,\nnada.\n\nResort to Google and I find this:\n\n<[URL]http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_live/b/windowslive/archive/2010/11/1[/URL]\n2/security-alert-active-links-in-messenger-2009-temporarily-turned-off-\nto-prevent-a-malicious-worm.aspx>\n\nSo M$ has taken it upon themselves to deliberately break a feature in\ntheir bug-ridden, vuln-strewn crapware WITHOUT WARNING THEIR FUCKING\nUSERS OR PUTTING ANYTHING RELEVANT IN THE FUCKING ONLINE HELP!\n\nWhat planet are those people on?\n\nMicrosoft, may you and all your employees' 'nads turn black and drop\noff. I hate each and every one of you. Thank Christ I don't work on a\nWindows helldesk.