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I'm running Microsoft Messenger for Mac 7 on Mac OS X 10.6. Out of a sudden it doesn't remember my Nickname and just shows my e-mail address instead. Everytime I change it and restart the application, it reverts back.

I tried to reinstall Messenger and reinstalling Mac OS X (clean install). I've also tried the beta of Messenger 8, and that version has the same problem. It works fine in other applications like Adium, but I want to use Microsoft Messenger. What could be the cause of the problem?
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Unfortunately that's for the Yahoo Messenger. The Microsoft Messenger doesn't have such an option.
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Sorry bout that.
All I can think it could be is that all  Messenger even Windows Live uses your email address as the account name, I just take out the email address in my client and replace it with my nickname. So when I logon it shows my email address but once logged on it shows my Nickname in the comments box.


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I tried changing the nickname, but when I log back on it's gone, and changed back again. It even forgets any custom Personal Message that I set.
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Hmm, when settings wont stick could fall into 2 areas
are you in the personal contacts window or the corporate contacts window
Try updating it
http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/messenger-8/default.mspx
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I'm using the Personal contacts window. Also tried upgrading to the new versio 8, but no result. A friend of mine seems to have the same problem.
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Do you have Remember me enabled?
When I sign into Windows Live it shows my email address at hotmail  then once logged in
in the Options I have my Name and it stays there
 Sorry I'm out of ideas, I cant test this since I'm on Windows 7
 I believe you can use windows live on MAC
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Live_Messenger
could be a bug.
This has been reported SEVERAL times before
Since Microsoft has moved to the new MSNP18 protocol for Live Messenger (which Messenger:Mac doesn't support) the problem with the display name will remain until the next release of Messenger:Mac
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.mac.messenger/browse_thread/thread/0dcf484ba4ce0ee6/69e3966ae6044bf3?lnk=raot
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In that case I'll wait until the new Messenger 8 gets out of beta. Thanks everyone :)
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