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MESSENGER. A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character.
     2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an officer who is authorized to execute the lawful commands of commissioners of bankrupts.

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Earlier this week, Microsoft surprised observers by announcing plans to publish the protocols behind MSN Messenger.
Customers can own African, American, Australian, European, and Asian phone numbers (DID = Direct Inward Dialing) on their Microsoft MSN Messenger, freedom for mobility and flexibility.
Customers began reporting problems with the MSN Messenger on Wednesday.
Each month more than 30 million of the MSN Messenger service's 155 million unique customers use the current feature, and MSN and Logitech have facilitated more than 3 billion webcam sessions since it was introduced.
The MSN Messenger and the word processing program Word apparently share a feature that could allow access whereby remote users could launch applications on computers running Windows.
By Friday afternoon, Microsoft issued a new build of MSN Messenger that fixed the problems, only to find itself blocked once more by AOL almost immediately.
a is an MSN Messenger worm which spreads by providing a URL containing an infected file.
The virus infects a user's PC and causes a message to be sent to other MSN Messenger users every five minutes.
Windows Live Expo integrates classifieds into a user's trusted community via tools they're familiar with, such as e-mail groups and MSN Messenger buddy lists," said Garry Wiseman, product unit manager for Windows Live Expo at Microsoft.
Under the agreement, Airtel customers will now be able to access their MSN Hotmail accounts via two-way short message service (SMS), as well as send and receive messages using MSN Messenger via their Airtel mobile phone.