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JSI Tip 4462. How do I use Windows Messenger Instant Messaging?

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 307887 contains the following summary:

Windows XP includes the Windows Messenger program that you can use to send instant messages to other Messenger users on the Internet or on a network.

Windows Messenger is an instant messaging program that you can use to:

View your contacts who are online.
Send an instant message.
Call a contact's computer.
Send someone a file.
Have an instant message conversation with a group of friends.
Invite someone to play a game.
Be notified of new e-mail messages from your Hotmail account.
This article explains how to use the main features of Windows Messaging.

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