Live Messenger needs IE?



trying to get into Live messenger (8.5 beta) it tells me that as Internet
Explorer is set to off-line i cant sign in. So it IE a requirement to
have/use Messenger? Currently i have no need (as far as i know) to have IE

Jonathan Kay [MVP]


It sure does. Not only does it use it for the ad window, tabs, and the third-party content
sites, but also it uses the same WinInet interface for connectivity purposes (this is the
same as Internet Explorer and many other Microsoft products use).

Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Live Messenger/MSN Messenger/Windows Messenger
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