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    Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    Perverse creature that I am, I want to be able to Sign On Automatically (which i can) <big>BUT</big> Appear Offline, without having to click on File => My Status => Appear Offline each time after starting up.

    Does anyone know a way of doing this, for I cannot find it anywhere...?

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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    Further research seems to have found two partial solutions, both using programs:L

    Nega610211 <something>.exe patches the MSN Messenger executable (don't like that one)

    JNRZ loader msn m 6 1 0211 . zip from www.mess.be loads MSN Messenger into memory and patches it there (to appear offline). Unfortunately it also stops signing you in automatically!

    Ho-hum.
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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    Don't know much about AutoIt v3, but could you use it to do what you want?

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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    Undoubtedly, but I would imagine that using AutoIT to do something so trivial is a bit of overkill. (That's after learning how to use it, of course!)
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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    Couldn't someone write you a BATCH file to run in, say, the system.ini folder, to run the necessary commands for you to come up online and then make the change to appear offline ??? <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20> The how's-and-why's of DOS evade me (never learned) but it sounds plausible.
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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    I myself, personally, have written the occasional BATch file, so if you were to tell me how to do what you are suggesting..... !
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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    The problem with batch files, Autoit and the like is that the transition to Online will still be seen by any online contacts. It would be much better to come up offline in the first place so that one can't be "seen" to have logged in.

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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    Agreed! Maybe this is the super whizzo improvement implied by the impending change from v6.1 to v6.2!!

    John
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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    Or as is more likely with an MS product an infinitesimally miniscule improvement so they can keep you updating with promises of future greatness.

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    Re: Want to Appear Offline in MS Messenger (6.1.0211)

    I was, of course, speaking with my tongue deeply in my cheek. We all know that you, sir, are THE BATch Master here. I was only trying to pique your creative intellect with my little offhand remark. If I had even an inkling of how to do this, I'd share.... honest !!!! <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15>
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