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-== The problem... ==+MSN Messenger is hard coded to open "New e-mail message" links with Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, every currently known workaround involves downloading and installing additional software. Nonetheless, it is still important to check that Firefox is set as your [[default browser]].
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-MSN Messenger is hard coded to open "New e-mail message" links with Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, every currently known workaround involves downloading and installing additional software. Nonetheless, it is still important to check that Firefox is set as [[Setting Your Default Browser | your default browser]].+
== Messenger Plus! == == Messenger Plus! ==
- +* [http://www.msgplus.net/ Messenger Plus!] is an extension for MSN Messenger, which introduces many new features and enhancements, and has been developed and promoted over several years. It is without a doubt the most popular Messenger add-on or extension.
-[http://www.msgplus.net/ Messenger Plus!] is an extension for MSN Messenger, which introduces many new features and enhancements, and has been developed and promoted over several years. It is without a doubt the most popular Messenger add-on or extension.+: ''Note: Messenger Plus! contains optional sponsorware. If you do not wish to install this sponsorware, make sure you do not tick the box during installation!''
- +* [http://www.stuffplug.com/ StuffPlug NG] (which requires Messenger Plus!) can be used to force MSN Messenger to use the default browser every time.
-''Note: Messenger Plus! contains optional sponsorware. If you do not wish to install this sponsorware, make sure you do not tick the box during installation!''+
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-[http://www.stuffplug.com/ StuffPlug NG] (which requires Messenger Plus!) can be used to force MSN Messenger to use the default browser every time.+
== Alternative IM applications == == Alternative IM applications ==
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Another option is to try alternative Instant Messaging applications that provide support for the MSN Messenger network. This is not an extensive list, but your options include: Another option is to try alternative Instant Messaging applications that provide support for the MSN Messenger network. This is not an extensive list, but your options include:
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It is a good idea to try several alternative clients to see if any of them suit your needs. Note that support for video messaging and other features may not be offered in alternative clients. It is a good idea to try several alternative clients to see if any of them suit your needs. Note that support for video messaging and other features may not be offered in alternative clients.
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---[[User:Cusser|Ben Basson]] 06:13, 20 Apr 2005 (PDT) 

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MSN Messenger is hard coded to open "New e-mail message" links with Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, every currently known workaround involves downloading and installing additional software. Nonetheless, it is still important to check that Firefox is set as your default browser.

Messenger Plus!

  • Messenger Plus! is an extension for MSN Messenger, which introduces many new features and enhancements, and has been developed and promoted over several years. It is without a doubt the most popular Messenger add-on or extension.
Note: Messenger Plus! contains optional sponsorware. If you do not wish to install this sponsorware, make sure you do not tick the box during installation!
  • StuffPlug NG (which requires Messenger Plus!) can be used to force MSN Messenger to use the default browser every time.

Alternative IM applications

Another option is to try alternative Instant Messaging applications that provide support for the MSN Messenger network. This is not an extensive list, but your options include:

It is a good idea to try several alternative clients to see if any of them suit your needs. Note that support for video messaging and other features may not be offered in alternative clients.