Yet another "contacts offline" problem

Discussion in 'Windows Live Messenger' started by ZaaM IT, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. ZaaM IT

    ZaaM IT Guest

    I changed the email for my LiveID a while ago to be <something>
    Since then, contacts seem to be online/offline just randomly. Sometimes
    deleting a contact (or telling him to do so) fixes the problem, at least
    temporarely, but most of the times it won't.. I also tried many "fixes" I
    could find with the registry, deleting the cache folders etc.. Seems like
    nothing will do.

    Recently, I got told more than once that people see my OLD email address
    instead of the current one and they, of course, aren't able to see me online
    ever (I cannot login with this email address, that was previously linked to
    the LiveID)

    I'm totally clueless now, I got 30 persons on my contact list, but only 2 or
    3 of them work just fine. The others, I either see them offline all the time
    or they do. Any help is appreciated..

    ps: I guess creating a new LiveID would solve this issues, but I fear I
    can't go this way cause too many things relate to my LiveID and current address

    pps: right now I use the latest Live Messenger, but have had this problem
    with version 7 and up, on every PC and also using web messenger
    ZaaM IT, Dec 2, 2006
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  2. ZaaM IT

    Jason Tsang Guest

    Here's what I'd try if I were in your position.

    i) Export your contact list (Contacts, Save instant messenging contacts)
    ii) Run the fix mentioned here - Windows Live Messenger Issues with Add
    Contacts -
    iii) Import the contact list that you just previously exported above
    (Contacts, Import instant messenging contacts)

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    Jason Tsang, Dec 2, 2006
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  3. ZaaM IT

    ZaaM IT Guest

    Thanks for the tip, but it didn't work out :(

    I did some other tests and noticed that when I add a contact for the first
    time, they get the request from my OLD email address (the one that's not
    working). If we remove each other from the contacts and then readd it
    works... For a while cause it appears that my old email randomly takes the
    place of the correct one in their list
    ZaaM IT, Dec 5, 2006
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