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Unable to receive emails from certain contacts

Email address in my hotmail contact list is unable to send me emails and attachments

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  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    some of my email contacts are now unable to send me an email, even tho I can email them. What is going on?

  • pcic57 Apr 17, 2009

    I am having the same problem. I can receive emails normally but one of my contacts is sending me emails but I am not receiving them.

  • Encarnita Adorable Nov 24, 2011

    I am unable to receive e mails from certain contacts. Please help me solve this problem

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    and yet he receives mymercy emails at this address

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I'm assuming that "send" should be "receive" because you most definitely can send attachments from a Hotmail account, no matter what type, as we'll see in a second.
There are two solutions, neither of them pretty:

  1. Have the sender send the attachment again, with a different name, or as a compressed file. ".zip" files are fine. ".exe" files are not. So if your sender creates a .zip archive of the .exe file that he's trying to send you, that you can save, and then decompress back into it's original form and name.
    Heck, just renaming the file is enough. Have the sender rename the .exe file into a .txt file and send that as an attachment. You'll be able to download it, and then rename it back to a .exe.
  2. Forward the attachment to a non-Hotmail account. Hotmail doesn't mention this approach, but sure enough, even though you can't open the unsupported attachments, you can forward them to a different account on a different service. If that service allows you to open the attachment, you've got it.
Hotmail's goal here is, obviously, to make it difficult to open malware in attachments by accident. You have to take steps of some sort; you have to think about it.
If you go through those steps, and you still get infected? Well, it was your own doing.

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Step by step on how to use the messenger


To use Yahoo Messenger, you first need to download it. Here is the link to the latest version which is Yahoo Messenger 10:

http://messenger.yahoo.com/platform/win

If you want to use Chat Rooms, these are available on the US version of Yahoo Messenger 10. Just click on the US flag at the bottom of the download page.

Once downloaded, this is how you can add your contacts and friends:

Click on "Contacts" in the top of the "Messenger" window pane.

Click on "Add a Contact".

You will then see two options. Either you can add somebody from their Messenger ID or email address or you can choose a contact from your address book.

For each contact you add, click on "Next" to take you through the process. An invitation will then be sent to each one you have added. Their names will appear on your Messenger List with a message "Add Request Pending". This message will disappear when the invitation is accepted.

TO IM SOMEONE:

You right click on the contact that you want to IM and then click on " Instant Message". Another box will open up for you to type your message in. When you have finished typing your message, hit the "Send" button on the right of the box you are typing in.

If the person is showing as "online", he will get the message straight away. If the person if "offline", he will receive the message as soon as he signs into Yahoo Messenger.

To use email chat, you need to sign yourself in on your email page. Next to your username, you will see a status which may be set to "Offline" at the moment. Click on it and change your status to "Available".

Aug 20, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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Iam new to internet chating .i have opened an yahoo account but i dont know how to add friends online please help me to do so.


If you are using Yahoo Messenger simply open your Yahoo Messenger program, log in using your log in information. Then at the top of the screen it says "Contacts" click this option then choose add contact. Now you can enter people with either their screen name, email address, or phone number if they have it posted. The request will be sent and must be accepted by the other person to become friends.

If you are just trying to add contacts in your yahoo mail, just log in> go to mail> then contacts> then add contacts and enter their email address.

Hopefully this helped!

May 16, 2011 | Yahoo Messenger

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I can sign onto skyp, but none of my friends appear on, however, I called my friend and he was on skype and he can see other people, yet I cannot see anyone. What should I do?


Search your email contacts to see who's on Skype:

Click the Directory tab and click the link See friends who are already on Skype.
You'll see an Add contacts screen.
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Under Check your email contacts, click in the checkbox(es) beside the email accounts you have.
If you have a Yahoo account, type in your username and password then click Search email contacts.
Skype uses your Yahoo login to check if your contacts are on Skype - it never saves it, ever.
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Wait for Skype to search your contacts.
If Skype finds a match, it will list the friends who also use Skype.

Click in the checkbox beside the people you want to talk to on Skype.
Then click Add contact.

Write an introduction message so they know who you are.
Click OK to send. Depending on their security, you can IM them. When they accept your invitation, you will be able to see when they are online and call them, too.
Add a specific person:

Click the Directory tab and go to Find people.

Click in the box and type in their name, email address or Skype Name.
Click Search. Wait for Skype to search.

In the list, find the person you're looking for. Check details like location and click this icon info_16x16_white.png to double check it's them.
Click on them, then click Add contact. This will open a Say hello window.

Click in the message box and type an introduction message so they know who you are.
Click OK to send. When they accept your invitation, you will be able to see when they are online and call them, too.
Add a phone or mobile number:

Click New and choose New Contact.
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Find the link Save a phone number in your contact list.
Click on it. This opens an Add a contact window.
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In this window, enter the person's name, select Home, Office, Mobile or the other options from the dropdown list, then click on the flag to choose the country they are in.
Click in the box beside the flag and type in the phone number.

Check it. If it's correct, click Save phone number.
This saves the number in your Contact list.

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How we can start chating


In order to start chating you will need first the email address of the person you wan to chat and that person must approve your request to add your email on his/her yahoo messenger..how?

Log in on your ym.
On the Contacts menu, located at the upper portion of your ym...select Add A Contact
On the Enter a Messenger ID or email address box, type the email address of the person you want to chat...then, click next
on the Choose or enter a Messenger List Group box, select a group(example: friends), then click next, then finish.
Once your friend approve your request, you will be reminded to allow that person to see you, just click next and finish..

That's it once the name of your friend appear on the list.. double click it..a small window will appear where you can both type the message and press the SEND button to send. hope you enjoy chatting.

If you find this information very useful, would you be kind to rate this solution and vote for this on the help below..thanks..


Jun 01, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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How can Iupload voice message in my yahoomail so all my contacts see it


Hi,
Send a text message to your email address (just enter your email address instead of a phone number). Attach the file you want to send. Thank you

Mar 14, 2010 | Yahoo Messenger

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How does skype change my password without my permission


With a username and an e-mail address, you can send a request for a new password to Skype.
To receive the password, make sure your SPAM settings are right.

Also make sure the e-mail address you signed up with, is still in use.

Though if you don’t remember your username and e-mail address anymore, below are listed some suggestion to help you to remember and/or retrieve them.

1) Username / e-mail address: Enter Skype in browser or Explorer address bar. Double click user folder, double click, or open (with Notepad), profile 256 or 4096. Email address and user name should be there.

2) Username: do a Skype search for your own username and fill in as much as possible
details. Sometimes you have to do more search options then one.

3) Username: send one of your contacts of whom you also know an e-mail address, a request
to look for your username in his/her contact list.

4) Password: in case you´re using the Firefox browser and have ticked "save passwords" in
"preferences" ... it´s there.

5) When all this isn’t of any help, there is a final solution: if you have a paid service with
Skype, Skype Staff can retrieve your user name / e-mail address but needs billing details
like part of your Credit card number, PayPal account info you need to send a support request from here http://support.skype.com/?_a=tickets&_m=submit

Oct 28, 2009 | Skype IM

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Is this program for yahoo accounts only? I assume, that in order to add a contact, I would enter their email address? The contact that I want to add has an email address that end "....@hotmail.com. Will it...


Yahoo IM is for those email accounts associated with Yahoo!, for example @att.net, sbcglobal.net or yahoo. Hotmail is associated with MSN and will not work with Yahoo IM because they are two rival companies. As far as your iPhone, Yahoo IM should work, but just to be on the safe side so you do not get charged for something that does not work, I would contact your phone provider.

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I cant transfer the name in my address book in my messenger list


Your messenger list maybe using the contacts from your email. I would try to edit your contacts in your email and then see if it worked or not.

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Contacts missing from my contacts list


Hello from Portugal,i used to have the same problem,when i logged to msn no contacts although in hotmail they where all there,so i uninstalled windows live essencials(all programs) then downloaded windows live messenger 2009(again) but this time i only installed the messenger app!problem solved now when i log in all my contacts are there and the messenger works at is full power(lol) hope i helped someone and sorry for my english!

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Yahoo emails go to spam


Check your list of blocked addresses to see if their emails have been blocked. At times, when I check messages, I accidentally mark them as spam without realizing.

You can view your blocked addresses by clicking on "Options" and then "Blocked Addresses" To remove a block, just click on it and then click on "Remove Block".

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