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Q: Text Messaging

I'm curious, since I never had a mobile device that used text messaging...I keep seeing ads for various charities asking for donations, and they say text "Haiti for xxxxx". How does one do that, when he only has email?

Preferred Solution: Text Messaging

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A: Text Messaging

You can send an SMS message to a cell phone via email. Most cell phone providers have a special email address or domain that you can send a message to. This then gets forwarded as a text message to the cell phone. E.g. with Verizon in the U.S. (IIRC), you can email ##########@vtext.com, where "##########" has to be replaced with the 10 digit cellular number, and that message will get sent as a text message to that phone. Other carriers also probably have some equivalent.

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Baffled with this. Older version of Yahoo Messeger (IM) let you send a "text" message to people that used certain carriers. Newer versions call it "SMS" short message service.
I send text to friend via my cell and he receives it as normal cell to cell text
I send him "sms" via Yahoo messneger and he receives it and it shows my my yahoo id
The problem or question is when he recieves it he has to go to different area of his cell to read the ones sent from IM. It comes in from web or something? Then he replies to me and sometimes I get it sometimes not. Never know where the replies are some I get in IM and some I don't.

Last night I went to my yahoo mail which I never use. Occassionally just drop in there to empty bulk folder and the mail in general. What do you know. All the messages I did not receive , 80 of them, are in my yahoo mail.

Anyone know why some will go into my email and sometimes it is in my IM where it should be? Is there something I need to tell him on doing this right?

A:Text Messaging

Looks like your friend is choosing the option to "Send Mail" and not "Send IM"

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Is there a way to send a text message using one of the free online services when, for example, I'm told to text the word "Phil" to 8917 on your verizon wireless phone?

I dont have verizon wireless and was hoping to use a free online text messaging service, but the free services require sending to a 10 digit phone number.

Any suggestions?
Suggestion 1:

you can text to verizon customers through www.vtext.com

Didn't work, got

* Send To address is invalid. Please check the length of the number.

it seems they also require 10 digit numbers

i know the address is valid because it did work through my cell phone, but i'm trying to find a free way to do it
Suggestion 2:

google mobile text service

Didn't work:

i don't see how that will let me send a text message as in my example. that link is pretty much just a way of doing a search from your cell phone, right? am i missing something?

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I am looking to configure Outlook 2010 to send reminders from my calendar to a selected number of mobile phones.

So when I do to set this up in Outlook, I then have to use this OMS feature to allow the communications.

So, how does this actually work? Does it cost say 10p per message sent, then also an additional fee per message taken by the OMS provider?

Your help and advice in this would be great!

A:Text Messaging via Outlook

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Botnet herders have found a crafty new way to lure computer users to maliciously rigged Web sites?via text messaging on cell phones. The latest social engineering trick is to send SMS (short messaging service) alerts to mobile phones with a warning that the target has subscribed to an online dating service that racked up expensive charges on cell phone bills. The message includes a URL for the user to unsubscribe to avoid the $2 per day charges...the URL points to a Web site rigged with Win32/Bambo.CF, a Trojan horse program used by identity thieves to hijack sensitive user information...security.ithub.comAlso see: Zombie builders send out phone texts

A:Text Messaging Used As Malware Lure

There is only one word for scum who do this, a seven letter word, it starts With a B and ends with a D and cannot be used until the little ones are out the room!

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Hello, I've purchased FireText Text Messaging Software for my Windows Vista based computer, I've connected my cell phone via USB cable to the computer as instructed by the company. But I'm just not sure which cell phone is the best choice for this type of application, the company has a recommended list of over a 1000 different phones but does anyone else have experience with a text messaging software, and which phone is best for the most speed?

Please let me know!

A:Getting a text messaging software for my Windows Vista

Hi -

I suggest that you look for a phone with software fully compatible with both Vista SP2 & Windows 7.

Regards. . .



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This service works great. I forward my cellphone and office line to DictoMail. Then I receive all my messages as text on my Blackberry and I can forward messages to my office workers or save them on my desktop email application. I use DictoMail also for receiving survey results. Then I can see each vote just by reading my Blackberry. Is there a tool for parsing email messages from inside a Blackberry so that I don't have to go back to a desktop in order to manipulate text?

The dictomail demo is located at

Any advice is much appreciated.

A:DictoMail voicemail to text messaging service

Perhaps I'm out of line, but I think your choice of username might be a bit misleading to other members here. I think it would more respectful to choose another since you only have one post at this point.

Believe me, I know how tough it can be to pick a name...
Well, I can't make you change your name, but I can give you my opinion, right? Right. Okay.

I can't help much with your question, but you might want to search. I did see somebody saying they use Excel on their Blackberry, I think. That could potentially parse email messages.

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Greetings! I've searched everywhere for the answer to this issue. It must be common, but I can't find it anywhere. I'm using MS Word 2007, but the problem was the same in 2003. I sometimes get a text box that is behind regular text. I need to move it. One normally just selects a text box and drags, or cut and paste, it where one wants. However, when it is behind text, it can't be selected. I have found no way to select normal text and "send it behind."

How do I get to this text box that is behind my regular text? I've been told to "move the regular text out of the way, then you will be able to get to your text box." But the text box moves with text!



A:Text box stuck behind regular text in MS Word 2003 and 2007, Can't select text box.

You can't post a link to your computer to post an image. We cannot access your computer. Upload the png image as an attachment please. To do that, scroll down to "Manage Attachments" then click on "Browse" to locate the file on your computer then "open" it and then click on "Upload" and submit your reply.

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In IE version:11, When user selects a text and tries to drag it. The selected text appears dark on left hand side and shown as faint text on right hand side.
see below screenshot for your reference: 

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I was just given this assignment and the boss wants to see results today! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am trying to create a document that will include mail merged data. There will be a list of topics with a check box for each topic. These topics are the items we need to be able to issue a license. If an applicant has not sent all the needed information we send them a letter telling them what is needed.

We want to be able to put a check in a box and have that line print as well as the text box that accompanies the topic if there is information in the text box. If a topic is not checked or if a text box is not used we do not want it to print out. We want the text to move up to fill any lines that are not being printed so there won’t be big gaps between the lines of text.

I am using Office XP on Windows 2000.

Liz Lucero
Oregon Board of Medical Examiners

A:Print only when text is in text box otherwise move up text

You can set conditions for merge fields.


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I am new to the XP operating system and having so trouble finding things that I had with Win98 like the INBOX!!
Where in the heck is it and how do I get in to Windows Messaging? Thanks


What program were you using to access the Inbox in 98? Did you just double-click on the Inbox icon on your desktop? If so are you on a network, as that was the MS Exchange client. That program no longer exists any more in that form.

To access email now you can use either Outlook Express which is always installed as part of Windows, or you can install your own email program. There are loads to choose from including Outlook itself, or one from MS's competitors like Netscape or Opera.

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Hey I'm using windows vista and I need help with messaging I tryed going to services.msc or whatever and was looking for messenger but it's not there. Can anyone tell me how to message my mom we are connected through our wireless network. Thanks in advance.

A:Messaging Help.


I use skype. I don't know about any other apps. but if you and your mom have it it works great. if you both have web cams its perfect. its also free. http://www.skype.com/

good luck

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Hi guys,
I'm trying to figure out messaging in the cmd prompt. I type 'net start messenger' and it responds with
'the service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.'

any ideas?


XP SP2 disables the messenger service.

You have to go into your services thru control panel and restart it.

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I get this sos.messaging not working on my computer. Also my laptop freezes up a lot and I have to using task manager to end the task. Why does windows 7 stop working? Also, I will be typing along and suddenly the cursor will be on another line without my doing anything. This is very maddening. Can you help? I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me.



Take a look at the following thread. It may help with your problem.

[SOLVED] "SOS.Messaging has stopped working" every time I start Win 7...

As for the typing problem you may have adjust the Touchpad sensitivity settings.

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I'm looking for a good, preferably free, method of doing inter-office messages. Something along the way of sticky notes that can be sent from one computer to another but they have to be saved so they aren't lost in an event that a system goes down or that by accident the message isn't closed and lost.

A:LAN Messaging

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I want to have e-meetings, but I am having trouble finding the following software. Please help if possible:
1) Some kind of teleconference via the internet (mic), preferably one that records the conversation.
2) Some kind of chatroom software that includes what is in #3.
3) A light system as follows: each person on their own computer may turn on a light (options of blue, yellow, red, green, for example). Everyone sees the light, and it used to signify certain things (ex. if the group is voting, Green is Yea, Red is Nay; If one wishes to speak, blue is used; etc.

I ask you to keep cost in mind, preferably low or free.

e-mail [email protected]


Closing another duplicate!


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Please help. We just purchased a New Dimension 2400 computer on August 18th. My son likes to do AIM Instant Messaging. He receiveds a message from a buddy but when he tries to reply the message just sits there on the screen. Then an error message comes up that say Error 3 something with the server. Has anyone ever experienced this problem??? Please reply if you have. I don't know very much about computers. Thanks so much!!!

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How can I send a text message to someone using their phone number? When I try to enter a contact, it demands an email address, which I don't have. Thanks for any help.



If you know what network they are on, you can usually use that networks email to text gateway. For instance, Verizon's is vzwtext.com.. you would mail <number>@vzwtext.com and it would text them, when they respond back it would email you back.

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I was wondering if there was any programs or a way of sending messesges to people over the internet when you only have their ip address?


A:ip messaging

I wonder why you should want to do this because the number of IP addresses if limited, and that's the reason why a lot of people don't have a fixed IP address. (it will cost you)
Your ISP allocates a dynamic IPA when you log on and even when you stay on-line 24h/24h your IP will probably change over the time.
It is possible to directly address an IPA but I'm not inclined to look this up for the reasons I mentioned.

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is there a way to message a computer on ur network without installing na software?

ps both comps are windows 98

A:Network Messaging

Not on Windows 98

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Many years ago i took a keyboarding class in which we were tought or at least shown an internal program in windows that would allow you to chat with other members on the network. It's a small chat program and it already comes with windows. I'm trying to remember the name of the program but i can't. Any takers???

A:network messaging.

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Hi everyone
Just need some advice please.
My 12 y/o son has just been introduced by friends to instant messaging and i have not got a clue about it
I run a tight ship as far as my pc goes with all av, firewall and anti spy/malware running and ive never had a problem with any "nasties" before.
What i need to know is -
Are these things safe (instant chat software) and what in your opinion is the best one to use.
I presume they are all free to use and would like to keep him and my pc totally safe from nasties of all kind.
Any opinions on this would be most appreciated.
ps, his buddy has told him to use MSN messanger !

Thanks in advance,

A:Messaging advice please !

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Hey Everbody,

Sometimes I will be in a game or doing nothing and a windows messaging program box pops up with a advertisement in it. I traced the program down and found out its called CSRSS.EXE. I tried to end the process but it says its a vital windows process, then I traced its tree down and found it was related to CSRSRV.DLL. If I stop the program from running will it damage my windows 2k? and if not do you think I can hex edit the exe and the dll to make it stop functioning?

ps. hopefully posted this in the right section, because its an internet orientated application.

Any help you can offer would be appreciated,

A:Windows messaging

Welcome to TSG!
I am moving this to the security forum because there is a good chance of an infection and there you will get the attention of the virus doctors.



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I'm trying to figure out how to add windows messaging to my Win2000 workstation??? I have a new program that won't communicate with my email program (Pegasus) and I've tried installing a program adding mapi to my email program but I'm still running into problems??? I need to set up a profile and I use to do that by the mail icon in the control panel, but it's gone??!! HELP!

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i remember seeing an ad displaying a new device that is targeted towards teenagers for instant messaging device, sort of like a labtop for the home, and on the go!! i just can't find it anywhere or get information on products such as this. it looked like an orange minature labtop that is used primarily for instant messaging , talking to your friends, things like this. any help out there on products i can use just to send and recieve instant messaging from say AIM for example, i guess it should be portable as well.

A:instant messaging only??

Cell phones, PDA's, etc They all have messanging capabilities. Try that.. It may cost for service though.. Check internet or cell providers

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I have always been able to send a web page or document via e-mail by right clicking "File", "Send", Page by e-mail" and my e-mail program would open...(Outlook Express 6). Yesterday, for some reason, when I tried to do that, a Windows Messaging" box opened and now I cannot send anything via Outlook Express.
I thought I would go to Add/Remove programs and deleted Windows Messaging, and now nothing happens when I try to send a web page or document by e-mail from the "file" menu.

I'm sure the repair is very simple, however I don't know what it is.
Thank You.

A:Windows Messaging

open IE then tools/options/programs and select OE as email client in drop down box

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i've seen an advertisement once for a minature looking labtop that is used for sending,recieving e-mails,text messaging(aim), a few can do more, but mainly it was a device for people without desktops or labtops, but wanted to send and recieve instant messaging, text, e-mails, (i saw something that took pictues and was a phone too, but i definetly don't want it to be a phone. my teenage daughter keeps telling me about this text mesaging, aim, etc and how she has also heard of this , something similiar to "ogo", "sidekick 2", etc...... please help me, her birthdays on the way and dad's looking to win over a huge beautiful smile. where, or what are these potable instant messaging devices called, where do i find them??????/ thanks...

A:instant messaging!?!?!?

My daughter drove a semi for several years and "Pocketmail" is what she used to keep in touch via email. They have a website by the same name.

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Can someone help me. Everytime I start an Instant Messaging Service *(YIM:AIM)* a browser comes up and says.....

Yahoo! Messanger/AIM has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the in convenience.

Can someone please help me?

A:Instant Messaging Help

By The way=I am using Windows Xp(home).

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Ask a teenager you know if they've used Jott to connect with friends and the chances are good that they'll say yes. The next question is, why another messaging app?

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A:There's a new messaging app (yes, another one) and teenagers can't get enough

So no need for an internet connection? Sounds awesome.

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iI am a windows xp user and i have a dsl connection

i have started getting some really annoying random pop up messages from people who are trying to market stuff.

is there a way to stop the ability to do this by changing an windows xp config setting ?


A:turn off messaging pop-ups

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I have 3 computers in my house, 1 Win2K, 1Win ME, 1 Win XP Pro. How can I just send an instant message to one of the other computers in my house?

A:network messaging

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I have Instant Messaging Service setup on my Exchange server. It had been working just fine since last December but lately the clients have been complaining. Sometimes the contact list is absolutely wrong as far as offline or online and I know it has to update but the lists are sometimes wrong all day. Some of the messages are sent with no errors but it never shows up on the receiving end. When replying to a message it states that the message could not reach the person that just sent the message and they are both logged on. Lets see, mmmmm, ok the changes I've made since this started have been SP3 for Exchange not Windows, and the only other one is a Helpdesk from Tom Rizzo's Programming Book. Has anyone else had problems like this and how did you resolve it? Could it be that I changed the directory security on the default web site and how are your directory security authentication settings set up? I have my server setup as an IM Virtual Directory. I edited the client installs so that they cannot connect to the internet for IM (MSN, Hotmail), they can only connect to Exchange Server.

We use IM as a flash to let people know they have another phone call, so a quick response would be very helpful.

Any help is GREATLY appreciated,

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Ever since I installed a firewall system in my computer, I cannot sign on to the AOL instant messenger. I tried to change my connection preferences under setup, but I didn't know what host to use. I'm able to sign on if I reinstall AIM, but I don't want to keep doing that every time I start up my computer! Could someone please help me? Thank you!!

A:AOL Instant Messaging

Hi Ami,

What firewall have you installed?

Once we know that, we can help you configure it.



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Im on the school newspaper, and we have computers set up in multiple rooms, but they are all loged onto the same server. So if im in a room and someone is in the library (other side of the school...) and they need me to exit an application because they cant open it on their computer, they'd have to walk all the way over to to room and close it themselves, then walk all the way back. I was hoping to find a messenger service that would send a message to all computers loged onto the same network. I know there is windows messenger, but it isnt on these computers. anyone have any ideas?

A:network messaging

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Hello Everyone, I'm back!

This is my first problem with my laptop - it's the messaging service when connected to the Internet.

I keep getting invited by messages to chat to people. My friend gets it on his computer as well. All I need to do is shut down the messaging service and then hopefully I'll stop getting junk pop-ups inviting me to chat to people!

Any ideas on how to switch the messaging service off, or to fix the problem without switching it off.

Thanks for any suggestions or help anyone may offer.

A:Messaging Service

It depends what messaging service you are talking about. If it is an instant messenger, you will need to look through the privacy options to turn off invitations.

If it is the spam-like message that pops up from the Windows Net Send messenger, go to Control Panel, Services, and double-click the Messenger Service, disable it, and stop it.

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A while ago, I received sinister private messages through my trip advisor account. The odd thing is though, the messages were received showing times between 7.30 pm and 8.30pm then suddenly changed to between 10.30pm and 11.30pm. Why would this happen? Could they have changed it so I didn't know what time zone they were in?
I know this sounds like an odd question, but I have valid reasons for asking.

A:Anyone know anything about private messaging

I don't think that would be the case. It sounds like its a bot sending the messages if it's spam (like advertisements). If that is the case, or if it's someone sending nasty messages, then check this page out if its from 1 person.

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When I double click on the Windows Messaging icon, the splash screen will appear and then disappear. The program does not want to run. Also when right clicking the icon to obtain the properties, windows returns an error saying that there is not enough memory to do this. The machine has 32mb of ram and has Windows 95 installed along with Novell Client 32

A:windows messaging

What are you using Windows Messaging for?

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undefinedHi to all,

I am on win xp and i want to send a message to another computer on the wireless network, which is windows 98. is this possible and what can i use to do it? any info would help.

Thanks ahead of time,


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????question???? Is It Possible To Save Instant Messaging Conversations? Example, When My Daughter "im's" With Her Friends, Can I Set The Program Up To Where It Will Save The Conversations? I Have Searched And Searched But It Doesn't Seem That I Am Able To Save Them...but Thought I Would Ask In Case There Was Something I Overlooked. Thanks In Advance For Any Responses. I Really Appreciate This Website. :d

A:Instant Messaging

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My Email service provider allows me to send out an automatic email reply to all addresses that send an email to me. They call it vacation messaging.

If I activate this feature wouldn't I be telling all my spammers who send me their adds for rolexes, investment opportunities and pills that they have reached a legitimate address? That would be bad for me. Right?

Is there a way to tell real people that I'll be away for a while with out telling salemen that mine is a good door to knock on?


A:Vacation messaging

I think putting a vacation message is OK to do and this is why I say that:

1.) Spammers would know if your email is a legit e-mail because they will not get a email back stating that the e-mail address can't be found

2.)Also I have found out on my AOL email account if you leave the away message on it gets spammers mad and they take you off of there mailing list.

3.) It lets your friends and family know that you are not around to answer your e-mail, so it will take a while to get a reply.

I use the vacation message 3 times for over two weeks and have not got any spam and i have had the email account for nearly a year.

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I seek some technical advice on below requirement.

Am looking for an open source SMS tool, that works on MS Windows 7 operating system, which takes mobile contact numbers from an excel input and body of message from a notepad. And it should send the message via an android mobile which is connected to desktop.

Quick reply will be gratefully appreciated.

A:Messaging tool

howdy and welcome. I've removed your email address as posting those in open forums is a great way to get on a spam list.



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set up i ns.messaging locks up or conn. was unexpectedly terminated must reboot to deleate sign in screen any....

A:msn instent messaging

Uninstall MSN Messenger then restart your computer.


You need to be running a firewall like free Sygate from http://download.com - type, sygate, in the Search box, you must be on-line to register Sygate, that is if you're not using a firewalled Router on a Network or, have another third-party firewall like Sygate installed, to protect you and the Internet comunity from hackers, spammers and terrorist from using your computer fot their own illicit needs while you're on-line?

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When using instant messaging real time windows on certain websites,when you close the conversation window,is the conversation stored on your computer somewhere,or is it deleted? any help please?

A:Instant messaging

you can set them up to record the message - what service are you using
in MSN
> tick the automatically keep history - you can then also decide where to save the messages

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hello all, long time no type!i'm hoping someone here can tell me why i've suddenly developed this weird problem.i've had msn instant messenger forever...or at least since i've had my 'puter, which is 3 1/2 years. yes, i have plus! onboard, also...WITHOUT the sponsor program. in the last few months, i've been having strange problems with it. when i click on someone's name, the border of the window appears...and a..."ghost"...sits on my screen for about 15 seconds...then it finally fills in and becomes whoever's window i've clicked. alternately, when someone sends me an im, a "ghost" appears on my screen, letting me know that someone is trying to im me...and while this "ghost" solidifies, my mouse freezes, i get thrown into super-slow time, and about 90% of the time, i'm booted off whatever site i happen to be at. once the window forms completely and opens, everything works fine again. this process can take anywhere from 15 to 45 seconds.a few notes:since i disappeared and resurfaced, i've moved...and consequently, gone from cable 'net to *gasp* dial up, the ONLY service available in the area i've relocated to. however, this didn't happen for several months AFTER i connected to the dial up service (and it occurs even on a T1 connection, as i recently took my 'puter to my son's home and connected with his cable service).i have already uninstalled and reinstalled both the... Read more

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Have enjoyed Aim for years with my sister in another state...I decided to download updated
version of Aim Triton...uninstalled previous version. Now neither of us can see each other
when we are online and cannot send IM's. Have uninstalled new version and reinstalled
old version but still cannot contact each other...have no trouble with another buddy..just
my sister. she used as her browser..Netscape and I use IE...what can I do?

A:AOL (AIM) Instant messaging

So now you both have the same version of AIM and are still having the problem and it doesn't affect your other contacts?

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Is there a way to send sms to mobiles like you could in Windows Live Messenger? I can send IM's but no SMS (text messages). Or is this just a sample of what is yet to come when the final is released.

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