Messenger "There is a problem with the server"

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June 22, 2016

Hi all,

I am having trouble signing into Windows Live Messenger on my XDA Serra (HTC Touch Pro).

It only happens with my main Windows Live account - when I sign in with my old account Messenger works fine.

The message I get is:

There is a problem with the server. Please try again later.

I have contacted Microsoft and they have "escalated" the problem within their tech support department but ultimately they have not been any use. In the last e-mail I got from them they suggested contacting my carrier. I had already contacted o2 and they said they cannot help in this issue. I am pretty convinced it is a problem relating to my Windows Live account. Hard Reset of the device has not helped.

Please if anyone can help or has had similar experiences post here!

Thanks,

Matt

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June 22, 2016

Bump...

Went to all the trouble of creating a new account, it worked for a couple of days and now it's failing again.

Please help! :(

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June 22, 2016

I'd never seen this problem until a few days ago. My connection and internet access are still rock-solid, but suddenly I haven't been able to sign into messenger. I re-flashed the custom ROM I've been using, but that didn't fix it. I suspect either AT&T is trying to force me to use their proprietary IM client (presumably so they can charge me for text messaging) or it is indeed something wrong with my Live account.

Please help me too!

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June 22, 2016

Help me too!! That makes three of us. Im using MSN over EDGE/GPRS and it won't sign in for me too. I keep getting requests of contacts that have added me..and when I click on allow, it says "There was a problem with the server". Sometimes, it just wont sign in at all, come what may.

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June 22, 2016

Wow, I'm quite relieved that it's not just me!

Have you guys tried signing in over Wi-Fi? It doesnt matter what connection I use, I can never sign in.

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June 22, 2016

Have you guys updated your MSN client PC side to the new 2009 version? Apparently (after I started having hassle with my Touch Diamond today) as soon as you sign in to MSN PC side on the new 2009 client with multi-sign in it renders your account buggered and in turn WinMo won't sign in no matter what you hard-reset or install.

Try an old account that has never signed in to 2009 version and your fine.

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June 22, 2016

Yep this is the conclusion I have come to.

Sadly, Microsoft customer services really don't want to know. I have been in email discussion for over a month, and they are truly useless.

I guess we're at the development team's mercy, if they know or even care about this problem.

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June 22, 2016

It can't be that difficult to sort out for them. Other third party apps (e.g. IM+) are logging in fine and you then get the usual "you have been signed out" message on the PC. So for now I'm going to use a chain of trial versions in the hope that MS sort this out in the next month seeing as 2009 went official this week.

And don't get me started on the new version of the PC client. What primary school children did they let loose on the design?!

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June 22, 2016

try Palringo

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June 22, 2016

I know this doesn't help but I'm also suffering the same problem and also fixed with a new Live ID not that it's the answer! Been playing with a lot of Live services so wasn't sure if Messenger was the cause...

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June 22, 2016

I changed the messenger version and problem solved!

Do a SEARCH on this great site to find another version

Good luck,

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June 22, 2016

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I changed the messenger version and problem solved!

Do a SEARCH on this great site to find another version

Good luck,

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June 22, 2016

A hint on the working version would be good if you could?

Cheers

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June 22, 2016

I´m using this version:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...live+messenger

Hope it helps,

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June 22, 2016

Well, still no news from Microsoft regarding this issue. It has been 11 days since I last received an email stating that resolving the problem was their "top-most priority" although they could not provide a timeframe for resolution.

I've emailed them again to ask if there is any news but I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.

It's pretty disgraceful how the functionality of our devices can be reduced in this way through a problem with the server. I hope it's fixed soon.

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June 22, 2016

Microsoft really needs to get more people working on Windows Mobile products. Out of nowhere, all of their mobile products (Live Mail, Live Messenger, Live Contacts, Sideshow) failed to work since the beginning of January and there is no support what so ever.

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June 22, 2016

So it's been about 4 months now since I was last able to use Windows Live Messenger on my Windows Mobile device.

This is so far beyond a joke that it's become funny and then lost all funnyness again.

I am tired of using Palringo, though I do appreciate their free service.

Has anybody managed to get any information about a possible fix? I've read elsewhere that Microsoft have suggested to some people that they just create a new Windows Live ID. This is quite franky a ridiculous suggestion, as I am sure many people are quite attached to their e-mail address. Personally it would be a huge inconvenience for me to have to change my address.

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June 22, 2016

The problem seems to be with the live mail address book. I managed to get it working by exporting my contacts, deleting them, and importing them again. Has been working fine now for several weeks. More info here:

http://www.microsoft.com/communities...r=US&sloc=&p=1

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June 22, 2016

I have deleted all my contacts but I am still getting "Problem with the server".

Is there anything else I can do?

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June 22, 2016

I thought I should wrap this up... a few months ago it just magically started working again.

While I'm happy it is working, I'm still left concerned that the functionality of my device is purely at the mercy of Microsoft, and I am utterly helpless to do anything about it or even find out what's happening.

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June 22, 2016

Uncheck the synch contacts option when installing is the solution..........in step 4 in ver 10.6.***

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