Configuring Windows Live Messenger

  • Follow the instructions to setup Internet Explorer (This needs to be functional before Windows Live Messenger will work)
  • Open Windows Live Messenger
  • Click on the Tools menu and select Options...'
  • Click on the Connection tab (left hand side)
  • Click on the Advanced Settings button
  • Just below where it says ''Please set HTTP proxy server and port using Internet Explorer, enter your Rhodes username and password in the spaces provided.
  • Click OK to close Settings, and OK again to close Options
  • Restart your PC, Windows Live Messenger often does have issues connecting and you will get an error message. Give it time.

[For Vista Users]

For Windows Vista users, please follow these additional steps

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on "Tools" and then "Internet Options"
  • Click on the "Advanced" tab near the top of the screen
  • Under "Security" make sure the box labled "Check for server certification revocation" is UNCHECKED.
  • Press OK.
  • You should now be able to log into Windows Live Messenger on Vista.

Last Modified: Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:03:27 SAST