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Old April 8th 07, 05:59 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger
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Default What can cause 1/2 of a Windows Messenger conv to be blocked?

On Apr 6, 7:39 pm, "Jonathan Kay [MVP]"
Hi David,

Have you been using the handwriting feature at all? If so, this is a known problem and the
only real solution is to the avoid using ink.

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"david.karr" wrote in message

At my company, we use mostly WinXPSP1. We have Windows Messenger 5.1
(on my laptop, at least).

We use Windows Messenger a lot. Quite often I run into a situation
where I'm talking to someone on WM and they stop replying to me. I
then see in my email box a note from that person saying that it
started saying "could not deliver" when replying to my messages. When
this happens, the only thing I can find to fix this is to sign out of
WM, which closes all my existing WM windows (which is a real pain

What can cause this, and is there something we can do to resolve this?

No, I've never used the handwriting feature (didn't even know about

If this helps at all, I think this happens when I've let an IM window
sit around idle for "a while". I don't think it's ever lost it while
I'm in the middle of a conversation.

Note that I'm pretty sure other people in our network run into this
same problem.