View Full Version : MSN Messenger contacts in "Appear Offline" status appear "Online"

25th September 2009, 04:06 AM

I am running Microsoft Messenger for Mac version 7.0.2 on Leopard 10.5.8 and I just noticed that I can see which of my contacts are online even if they are in "Appear Offline" mode. Is anyone else experimenting this issue?

25th September 2009, 05:39 AM
The MSN Messenger application for OS X has never been all that reliable.
Alternatives which are far more agreeable are apps such as aMSN (http://sourceforge.net/projects/amsn/files/amsn/0.97.2/amsn-0-97-final2-2.dmg/download) and Mercury Messenger (http://mercury.im/).

25th September 2009, 08:57 AM
Messenger sucks. Adium (http://adium.im/) is a great alternative (and it supports other clients). :)

1st October 2009, 08:59 AM
Yes, this has just started happening to me too! Any insight would be much appreciated. I'm running Mac OS X (10.4.11) and yes, Messenger does suck overall at least on the Mac, but it would still be great to hear an answer to this question if anyone has one.