I recently installed MSN 8 and upgraded from Windows ME
to XP. When I boot up a MSN Messenger sign in
automatically appears. However, when I attempt to sign in
I receive the following message: "We could not sign you
in to MSN Messenger. It appears you are behind a
firewall that does not allow a direct connection to the
internet. We tried to sign you through an HTTP proxy but
your Internet Explorer proxy settings are either missing
or incorrect. To adjust your IE proxy settings click the
IE Tools menu, click Internet Options, click the
Connections tab, and then click Lan Settings"
I can access MSN by simply clicking on the MSN icon. My
user name and password for MSN 8 and MSN Messenger are
identical. I have checked my Password at MSN.net and all
I have several questions:
1) what is the real value or purpose of MSN Messenger?
2) why can't I connect when my user name and password are
3) Is it possible that my Norton Anti Virus 2003
application is causing a problem?
I appreciate any help you can provide,