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Webcam not allowing addition of Contacts

Just got my Acer laptop - the webcam is working fine - it came with Msn Messenger and made an account to use the webcam, but apparently you cant add any contacts to the messenger unless they have a "net passport" ? Is there any way around this or is there another messenger i can use for this ? How do i add contacts ?

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  • Frank  Fernandez
    Frank Fernandez May 11, 2010

    Just have them sign up for a free "net passport", all that is required is a free email account.

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YOUR FRIENDS ALSO NEED TO HAVE A PASSPORT
OR MAYBE THE WANTS YOU WANT TO ADD ARE ON YAHOO MESSENGER WHICH YOU CAN DOWNLOAD
THERES NO WAY TO GET AROUND IT THEY HAVE TO BE SETUP FOR ONE THE MESSAGING PROGRAMS
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