How can I get a Yahoo account in MSN messenger to work? I know is not
science fiction or something because I have seen it work.
Using your Yahoo account – or any other account – in MSN Messenger isn’t
science fiction, but it’s not really science fact either. It’s a slight
But using your Yahoo account to get
at MSN Messenger is quite possible.
It’s just not quite what you think.
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For all practical purposes, Yahoo and MSN don’t talk to each other. So using
your Yahoo account to log in to MSN Messenger doesn’t work.
MSN Messenger uses the .NET
Messaging Service, and along with it, the
.NET Passport service for your
Passport takes an email address as your ID. While most are probably
Hotmail addresses (since that’s where passport originates), any email address will actually do.
Even your yahoo mail address.
So therein lies the key: simply create a .NET Passport account using your
Yahoo email address. It’ll kinda-sorta feel like you’re using your Yahoo
account, but you’re not. You’re logging in via Passport.