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sereenie
04-07-2009, 07:43 PM
ok i got this thing it popped uo whn i sighned in, it said micrsoft or messenger staff has to change your email address becuase of new things?? anyone else it gave me a support link to go to, it looked like legit, of curse i didnt click it but wth??
it says that it needs to change or i wont be abble to sign in =/

BigDreams
04-07-2009, 07:45 PM
I haven't gotten anything like that, I wouldn't be too worried. Sounds like a scam to me.

ssmarie
04-07-2009, 07:45 PM
I got the same message - I am not going to do anything - I don't trust that it is legit

sereenie
04-07-2009, 07:46 PM
ok thanks =]

dancingqueen
04-07-2009, 07:46 PM
can you post the link?

sereenie
04-07-2009, 07:47 PM
Windows Live(TM) Messenger Service Staff says:
Important service announcement: As part of a recent system enhancement, we need you to change your e-mail address to continue signing in to the Windows Live(TM) Messenger Service.

To ensure that your access is not blocked and to learn more, go to

i wont post link just incase

dancingqueen
04-07-2009, 07:49 PM
oh, that's what I needed, are you concerned about others clicking on it? just PM me if so. It sounds like A phishing tactic but I could tell for sure from the actual link.

sereenie
04-07-2009, 07:50 PM
I pmed u DQ

NewCasa
04-07-2009, 07:52 PM
I wouldn't trust it just in case. They DO want you to change your email address when you switch to Live, but I don't think I'd be doing it that way necessarily.

dancingqueen
04-07-2009, 07:53 PM
got it. The link is legit, it takes you to a real Microsoft page that already knows my login credentials, so it isn't phishing, I can find out more in a few minutes if you want.

puppy
04-07-2009, 07:54 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/Messenger/en

and if u sign out of live messenger and resign in it comes up again

sereenie
04-07-2009, 07:56 PM
that would be awesome DQ =]

dancingqueen
04-07-2009, 07:58 PM
How will I be notified that I need to change my Messenger sign-in ID?
You may receive an instant message from the Windows Live Messenger Service Staff.
*The corporation that owns the domain you are using has reserved it for its company’s instant messaging system. If you receive an important service announcement from the Windows Live Messenger Service Staff that says you must change your sign-in ID in order to continue signing into Messenger, then you're affected by this change. We recommend that you take this action immediately upon receiving the notification. The process to change your sign-in ID is simple. If you don't make this change in the near future, you'll receive an error message when signing in, and won't be able to use the Windows Live Messenger Service until you change your sign-in ID.*
You may receive an error message when signing in to Messenger.
*The corporation that owns the domain you're using is reserving it for its company’s instant messaging system.*
You may receive information that your company has just started using Microsoft Office Live Communicator 2005
If your company has deployed Microsoft Office Live Communicator 2005, and the current sign-in ID you use has the same domain as your company, you will need to change your sign-in ID to continue using the Windows Live Messenger Service.

I put astricks around what seems to be the reasons the Microsoft help page identifies... What domain do you guys use? I assume it's not @hotmail.com

BigDreams
04-07-2009, 08:00 PM
Thanks DQ! I usually ignore notices like that but I'll definatly watch for it.

puppy
04-07-2009, 08:00 PM
i use the @ hotmail.com domain...

sereenie
04-07-2009, 08:02 PM
i use hotmail =/ ive had mine for like 8 years

puppy
04-07-2009, 08:06 PM
i have had mine for like 10 yrs and it popped up on me tonight too

dancingqueen
04-07-2009, 08:08 PM
well, it definitely looks legit. the link takes you to a real Microsoft page, and it goes to their real help and support page.
seems to be related to their SP1 upgrade on the messenger software. I'm trying to see if I can find a KB article on it.
I wouldn't be sure of it till then
No problem BigDreams :) I know it sounds weird, especially because Microsoft usually takes steps to ensure people don't think this is a scam.

gewgaw
04-07-2009, 08:10 PM
people could setup this bug to default to the Microsoft homnepage though

BigDreams
04-07-2009, 08:11 PM
I use @hotmail.com as well (sure made getting an account on here a challenge!).

sereenie
04-07-2009, 08:11 PM
well keep me posted LOL
=]. i hate chaning my hotmail name.
ive done it like twice and noone adds me to my new ones LOL

gewgaw
04-07-2009, 08:11 PM
now you know why i dont use MSN and the like!

dancingqueen
04-07-2009, 08:18 PM
ya, I can't find any supporting info when I manually search for it. There is no KB article on it, so I would not trust it for now. I would let Microsoft know about this though if for nothing else to confirm. I would be leary simply because every update done through Microsoft has a KB article # and I manually went to support.microsoft.com and searched for this using exact wording and found nothing.
https://support.microsoft.com/contactus/emailcontact.aspx?scid=sw;en;1208&ws=support

You can leave an online message and someone will get back to you about it about weather or not its legit for sure.

Hope this helps :)

sereenie
04-07-2009, 08:21 PM
thanks =]

gewgaw
04-07-2009, 08:21 PM
try typing the exact wording into Google

dancingqueen
04-07-2009, 08:27 PM
shouldn't matter. If the title of the help message was typed into the support.microsoft.com search it should have found it right away. It also should have a KB article to support the info period. I used to work with Microsoft very closely and if they took a crap they made a KB article about it.

tired-n-cranky
04-07-2009, 08:43 PM
shouldn't matter. If the title of the help message was typed into the support.microsoft.com search it should have found it right away. It also should have a kb article to support the info period. I used to work with microsoft very closely and if they took a crap they made a kb article about it.

sooo true!!! Lol.

gewgaw
04-07-2009, 08:54 PM
yah but if i doesnt show up in the Knowledgebase on the microsoft website, but you plug it into Google and it does come up, this will verify its a scam!!

tired-n-cranky
04-07-2009, 11:09 PM
It isn't a friggin scam. It appears to be a glitch in the MSN systems. Everyone just relax.

puppy
04-07-2009, 11:10 PM
It isn't a friggin scam. It appears to be a glitch in the MSN systems. Everyone just relax.

do u got some back up to this to be true

tired-n-cranky
04-08-2009, 08:37 AM
do u got some back up to this to be true

Actually.... YEAH.

http://messengersays.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!5B410F7FD930829E!66455.entry?wa=wsignin1.0&sa=317542165

Asparas
04-08-2009, 09:25 AM
I wouldn't worry about it. I've had my hotmail account for almost 12 years now and I never got that message. However, my younger brother got it last night and he called me to asked what was up with it. I told him just wait it out and not to do anything.

puppy
04-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Actually.... YEAH.

http://messengersays.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!5B410F7FD930829E!66455.entry?wa=wsignin1.0&sa=317542165


ok ty netdawg...it was sent out by a mistake