Saturday, January 8, 2011

Setting Up and Configuring Alerts In Messenger


How To SetUp and Configure Alerts

1. Go to the following Microsoft Web site: http://alerts.microsoft.com/
A "Welcome to Microsoft .NET Alerts" Web page opens.


2. Sign in by using your Passport.

3. Click Sign up for Microsoft .NET Alerts.

4. On the General Settings Page, specify where you want your .NET Alerts to be delivered. You can specify any of the following locations:

 Your computer, using Windows Messenger
 Your mobile device
 Your e-mail inbox


5. Click Choose .NET Alerts providers.

6. Click a name or logo to set up or to change alerts from that provider. Providers to choose from are:

 MSN Money
 MSN Calendar
 MSN Carpoint
 MSN Music
 eBay
 FYE
 uBid Online Auctions
 McAfee.com


7. Go to the provider that you choose, and follow the instructions for setting up or changing .NET Alerts for that provider.



Receiving an Alert When Someone Adds You to a Contact List

1. On the Tools menu--> click Options.

2. On the Privacy tab--> click to select the check box for Alert me when other users add me to their contact lists.

If you refuse to allow someone to add you, you have added that person to your block list. You will always appear to be offline to that person.

Changing the Sounds for Windows Messenger Events

1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

2. On the Preferences tab--> under Alerts--> click Sounds--> and then click the Sounds tab.

3. Under Program events--> scroll down to the Windows Messenger sound scheme.

4. Click the sound that you want to change--> and then from the sounds that are available on your computer--> click a new sound--> and then click OK.

If you want to select additional sounds, click Browse. By default, the Media folder opens to allow you to search for additional .wav files. If the Windows Plus! Pack is installed, there is a wide choice of sounds.

Turning Off Alerts

1. On the Tools menu--> click Options.

2. In the Options dialog box--> click the Preferences tab--> and then do one of the following:

For sign-in alerts: Click to clear the check box for Display alerts near the taskbar when contacts come online.

For instant message alerts: Click to clear the check box for Display alerts near the taskbar when an instant message is received. You still receive instant messages in the taskbar, but you do not receive the large, square message alert.

For e-mail alerts: Click to clear the check box for Display alerts near the taskbar when mail is received.

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