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How to merge MSN account with Skype?

:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Well since Microsoft is killing off MSN in a few months, I thought I would merge my accounts so that my contacts would get transfered to Skype.
However, I don't get how this is supposed to work, a website said you have to login on Skype with your MSN login, but for some reason it ain't working for me.
Could someone clarify on how you merge the accounts?
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:iconvictortky:
victortky Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I noticed that too. Anyone knows how?
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:iconagentshark:
agentshark Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
MSN is not shutting down, it is Windows Live Messenger ;)
As for merging your account, just download the most recent version of Skype and then log in to the program by choosing "Microsoft Account" and using your normal email/password combination.
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:iconzaptitan:
ZapTitan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist
I've done a little looking into this, and the email service IS GOING TO REMAIN....its just getting another overhaul. So any email address from Microsoft (hotmail, live, etc) will all remain in full operation. From what I can tell, their simply "merging" their Live Messenger service with Skype that they bought out last year. Apparently the newest version of Skype already lets you log into it with your usual "MSN" email login and stuff....

but really guys/gals....DO YOUR RESEARCH in this stuff...but yes, a majority of this stuff is purely RUMORS!! So until you get an official email from Microsoft, in full legal documentation...take anything you hear online, including so called "announcements" with a grain of salt..aka, worthless

Besides...if they had plans to scrap it, I doubt Live Messenger would still be available to download, or even in the Windows 8 OS they just sent out...
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:icondc-fat-gorillas:
DC-Fat-Gorillas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Seriously, don't believe any thing that doesn't have solid evidence.
Think about it, do you really believe that MSN will close down just like that?
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:icondionn12345678910:
dionn12345678910 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I hateful msn way to many bugged emails and yahoo/ hotmail is a pain
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:iconthe-stephy-powers:
the-stephy-powers Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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They're not shutting down MSN.
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Actually I didn't get an email.
Its an offical statment from Microsoft.
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:iconthe-stephy-powers:
the-stephy-powers Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't find an official statement on Microsoft's homepage or a google search engine.
If they do that, fine. I already have 2 other email accounts elsewhere.
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Okay.
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:iconziba:
ziba Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask where you got this information from? :)

As for hotmail: In my years of having used hotmail it has been "announced" no less than 2 times that they were going to close it down. All which turned out to be fake rumors. So would need some solid official, from the hotmail staff themselves, to believe in this a third time XD
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:iconcloneddragon:
cloneddragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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seems logical to me to jettison competing products. I'm personally going to miss Live messenger... not a fan of Skype. as of for email, MS will be re branding Hotmail once more however it will remain.
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Its all over the news on the net.
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:iconmothy67:
Mothy67 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
o.o You still use MSN? My MSN says you're always offline!
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
XD
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:iconmothy67:
Mothy67 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
O.o No really, why is that? :evileye: Have you eluded me with the "appear offline" option??
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I'm just taking a long break from it. XP
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:iconmothy67:
Mothy67 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Oh :XD: Understandable ^^
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:iconboykingkilla:
boykingkilla Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
FFFF... I can't believe MSN is doing this... such BS... I dunno how to transfer emails and such. :<
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:iconcloneddragon:
cloneddragon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't need to change Email addresses. Hotmail/Live-Mail will remain only under a new name. only the messenger portion will be gone.
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:iconjimma1300:
Jimma1300 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
So hotmail is about to go down the drain? I can not beleive that =O
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Are you sure that it is? ~commanderhavoc was on about MSN only (the instant messenger, not the email service).
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:iconjimma1300:
Jimma1300 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I don't know much about it though. I hope it doesn't stop hotmail
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Yeah, its what Microsoft has said.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Wait - hotmail is cancelled too? I heard about msn, but not about hotmail - where did they say that?
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:iconmiya902:
Miya902 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They're just retiring the messenger, not the email service. Microsoft owns Skype so I believe they're trying to have one messenger.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yeah :nod: thanks for clarifying! :)
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I didn't hear anything about that, but MSN is gonna be shut down sometime at the start of next year, thats for certain.
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Ah, must be a miscommunication between you and ~Jimma1300 then.
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:iconjimma1300:
Jimma1300 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
So, now i'm going to lose my email address and now i have to switch to a different email provider
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:iconcommanderhavoc:
commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Yeah, pretty much.
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:iconjimma1300:
Jimma1300 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I'll have to try Yahoo then
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