Since a year now we are using Windows Live Messenger in company as instant messaging solution. Not throughout the whole company but only in “Group IT”, as we are a global institution now and a need for easy communication becomes necessary.
Anyway, MSN fits perfectly into our Microsoft products only IT infrastructure – the status of your Messenger is included into SharePoint and Outlook together with an Exchange mail server. – so sooner or later I will be confronted with the fact that I have to use MSN Messenger. So some weeks ago I signed up my mail account for Windows Live Messenger usage. Everything worked fine. Until I decided to use the messenger account also at my home computer, which is running a Gentoo Linux as OS.
In CenterIM, my favored multi protocol messaging client, there is the possibility to group contacts, which I use to group them into the context I got the people to know. In that case the context would be work. So I grouped all my working contacts into that group. After the next day of work, they where all moved out of that group again and into a new group called “Individuals”. I deleted that group and moved them back. Same thing happened two times afterwards, so finally I decided to rename the group “Individuals” into “work”.
Now, in MSN I only have one contact left in my contact list. I don’t know why and how, and I seriously don’t know what is so special about that one single contact that is left – all the others are gone, even if I add them again.
Seems that I have to install that crappy peace of software again – and delete my CenterIM account. 🙄
Oh, and by the way, please don’t ask me about my MSN account – that is strictly for work only. For private use I have Jabber – so if you want to contact me, pleas use that messaging system. Or write me a mail, or just comment my blog entries 😉