About

Hi I’m Jonathan Kay.  I was a Microsoft MVP for 13 years, 10 of them being for Windows Live Messenger.

If you have any feedback or questions, let me know!  You can find out more about me personally at my personal web site.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you find the content here useful in your Messenger and communication endeavours.

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  1. its down?!!!! i cantenter T_T whyy

    • Greetings yadriel. Not that I’m aware of, you can always check this status page to find out. If you’re still having trouble signing in, knowing the error code that’s indicated when you click ‘Show details’ would be where to start.

  2. Francina Ctwrtecka

    Hallo Jonathan,meine Freundin und ich chatten immer noch mit MSN Messenger und sogar die sounds vom Messenger plus funktionieren in Deutschland und die Niederlanden auf einmal wieder.Liebe Grüße Francina Ctwrtecka.

  3. Jonathan Kay , please make a new version. And supported MSN Messenger 7.0 and 7.5 please. Because this 7.5 version very cool and good! We wait new versio.. Please reply or comment. Have a good days man.

  4. My sincere thanks, you did a great good for users of Brazil, the entire country is grateful to you young fearless 🙂

  5. Thanks this is amazing men i miss msn always,greetings from latinoamerica 😀

  6. Hello! Just wanted to say thank you for bringing back what never should have left! It’s like coming home af a 2 year haitus! Just installed your version, and I’m really enjoying it! If the mail notification could be fixed one day, it would be even more awesome, but for now it’s great! I have recommended your version to several friends! Greetings from an ex Trillian user:)

  7. It works perfect I just can’t wait until msn 7.0 support! Thank you very much for the great work!

  8. Valécio A. Abreu

    Obrigado por reviver meu Windows Live Messenger pela segunda vez Versão 2009 (Build 14.0.8117.416).
    Abraço.

  9. You did a great thing! thank you, the next step should be to modify the msn .exe (or make a totally compatible one, including winks and emoticons import) for working with a stand alone client without msn server or with a dislocate server.
    I know it’s a not easy job but the community will do the best

  10. //happy tears// MSN is great. You can scribble in the chat and it’s awesome. Skype is rife with ads and it lacks an actual offline messaging system, so it’s a bunch of bull compared to MSN. Thank you so much for making this app! ;;;;;;;;V;;;;;;; ❤

  11. Been using the reviver for a long time. but it seems like voice and video stopped working

    • This is under investigation but I’m afraid I can’t duplicate it personally – it still works for me (and others I’ve tested with), which makes it more difficult to sort out.

  12. Thank you, thank you! Skype is such a mundane messenger to use! I miss the unique things that the Live Messenger had! Custom emoticons, how I missed you! ❤ Thank you so much!

  13. Having a hard time getting my MSN back….Help.

  14. Why we can’t use MSN 2009 ?

  15. I was wondering if you had an plans for/ knew of a way to access it on mobile? Me and my friends are happy to switch back but I spend most of my chatting time at work ><

    • Your best option on phones is to use Skype for Messenger use. It supports the same featureset most mobile versions of Messenger did and also supports push messaging (saves battery life considerably).

  16. No, the best option is to change to Tencents QQ that among other things contain an almost full version of MSN Messenger. It also contains a Myspace, and a Facebook and a remote control (I forgot the original name) and many other things.

  17. ne nous laisser pas tomber avec windows live messenger je l’utilise depuis 20 ans.S’il vous plait écrivez moi en français, je ne peux pas vous lire en anglais.Merci beaucoup

    • Bonsoir Jonathan,

      Je reçois régulièrement vos mail, le problème c’est que vous ne m’écrivez pas en français donc difficulté pour moi de vous lire.

      Je vous ai déjà signalé ce souci et je souhaiteriez que vous m’écriviez en français.

      Je vous remercie par avance comptant sur votre compréhension.

  18. Last year I was able to run MSN Messenger 7.5 on Windows 8.1 without using the Reviver, just by changing the compatibility to WIN2000 in the registry. Today I tried that trick but it no longer works so I switched to WLM 2012, but this version doesn’t show me anymore a list of my contacts under Options–>Privacy where I can find out who deleted me from their contacts list. Is there any other way to find out who removed me from their list?

    • I’m afraid even though you had access to that Privacy tab in the older version, that information was inaccurate as of 2011 as Microsoft did away with the old reverse/block/allow lists on the server-side when they released Messenger 2011. As such, some (not all) people who had upgraded to newer versions of Messenger since then would have appeared as have deleted you when they didn’t. Even if someone put in the work to make the older versions work again, this feature would still be inaccurate and the list would be meaningless.
      Also if you’re wondering, the trick with compatibility only worked for certain accounts, as your account would have been redirected to a server (specifically the db3 ones) that was never updated to reject older versions of Windows at the time.

  19. How on earth did you pull this off? I mean, didn’t MS shutdown all servers? Do you “simply” relay all the traffic to server that are still alive? This really brings back memories, I’d love to see this become popular again! Too bad we can’t use versions prior to 2012 anymore though 😦 If you ever need webhosting space or help in any other way, please let me know!

  20. Man you’re awesome, thanks for this great messenger reviver 😀

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