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I keep getting MSN Messenger messages that say I am signed on a another location. What does that mean?

I keep getting MSN Messenger messages that say I am signed on a another location. What does that mean?


Most likely it means what it says. The common scenario is if you use MSN Messenger on more than one machine, like I do. If the machine you’re not using is rebooted then it will sign on again causing you to get that message. Also, network problems can cause MSN Messenger to login again as well. However if you’re concerned that someone else is using your account or machine; just change your password and see if the problem goes away.

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28 comments on “I keep getting MSN Messenger messages that say I am signed on a another location. What does that mean?”

  1. msn account says my password is wrong, so obviously someone changed it. But my secret question is still the same I just dont remember my answer..stupid I know!!! Is there anyway to find it out so I dont have to make another msn list? please let me know..thanks :-D

  2. Hi, I have been using MSN Messenger sometime and have had my account hacked. My oassword has been changed as has my secret question so I have no way of accessing my e-mail – I have been struggling for about a week now – please please help Leo


  3. you have been signed out because you signed on in another location.i think i installed msn on my girlfriends laptop.does this mean that when she turns on her laptop,i could be automatically signed in there,causing me to get this message?

  4. yo if your getting signed out and your contacts are gone, usually it will mean that someone knows your password and is changing s***, change your password to something someone does not know

  5. The problem just happened to me and after searching the solution for a while, i tried to change the connection preference to ‘No proxy’ (initilly Firewall with no proxy) and it works well. Happy trying guys!

  6. Leo, you answer makes no sense whatsoever. The message began the moment I signed up for MSN Messenge, directly after it was installed. Tell me how someone could have been signing on as me at the same moment messenger completed. I was sitting at my computer completing the installation process, and not at another computer. If this is the best answer that you could find, you should stop giving answers.

  7. Hi
    I used to get alerts that says my husband signed in (became online) even if he wasn’t but when I would check my contacts I never seen him online. He changed his password but now I keep getting msn alerts saying that my husband has signed in on a mobile device. We work in the same office and he didn’t even set up mobile device on msn. What does this mean? Is it possible that somebody is using his msn? There isn’t any other thing that indicates that.

    Hash: SHA1

    No. The MSN Messenger service does not support this.


    Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32)


  9. I got the same error that I signed into another computer.Also some of my contacts were getting messages on live messenger from me but I didn’t send them. I solved the problem by changing my password.

  10. I get one message saying I am signed in on another computer and I am not

    then I get a box that says Windows I E
    was a problem with messenger service(temporary network connection issues has nothing to do with your computer)\

    then I need to re connect…

    I changed my password, did not help

  11. i block all of my contacts but sometimes when i resign in msn messenger some or all of my contacts were unblocked automatically.sometimes not……. i have changed my password…..still havn’t solved the problem. kindly help me out. Using licensed Windows Vista.

  12. Been using messenger for quite sometime now on both a tower PC and a laptop. Usually, when I log on to the laptop I’ll get a message on the tower stating I’ve logged on elsewhere but doesn’t automatically log me off. The message on the laptop will be, do I want to log off at the other locations.

    Now, however, all I need do is turn the laptop on and I’m suddenly signed off of messenger on the tower with a message saying I have logged on elsewhere . . .when I haven’t.

    It doesn’t occur in reverse; if I’m logged on Messenger on the laptop and then boot up and log on with the tower, neither one is forced off.


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