94. How Do I Use Windows/MSN Messenger With An
Alternative Email Account To Hotmail/MSN
Hotmail has always been the favourite choice of
email clients when it comes to logging into
Windows/MSN messenger. But, contrary to popular
belief, you are not restricted to using an
Hotmail/MSN account. You can actually log onto
Windows/MSN messenger using whatever email address
you wish. The secret lies in having the right
1/ Log on to
2/ Complete the registration details using the
email address you want to use to log onto the
messenger service, i.e., 'email@example.com'.
3/ In the Password dialogue box
type in a suitable password.
4/ You have now registered your new email address
5/ Passport will now send you an email which you
must click on the link
provided within the email to verify your new email
6/ Once verified you are up and running.
7/ If you would rather not wait for the
confirmation email to be delivered to your inbox you
can, if you wish, simply log onto the messenger
service using the passport details you have just
8/ When you log on to messenger with your new
passport you will be asked to verify your account.
9/ Just click on the verification pop-up and you
will be taken to the messenger site where you will
be bale to verify your email address.
10/ To make sure all of your contacts are aware
of your new messenger email address, simply log onto
messenger using your Hotmail email address.
11/ In the messenger window click on the
Contact option on the main toolbar and,
from the drop down menu, select Save Contact
12/ Save the Contact list to the
My Document folder.
13/ Now close down messenger.
14/ Next Log In to messenger
with your new passport email account.
15/ In the messenger window click
Contacts on the main toolbar and, from the
drop down menu, select Import Contacts from
16/ Locate the contact file you saved in
My Documents and click OK.
17/ Your Contact List will now be imported into
18/ The next time one of your contacts logs onto
messenger he/she will be notified of your change of
messenger email details and will be asked if he/she
would like to add you to his/her contact list.