Windows Live Messenger - Change Number of Reconnect Attempts

By Noam ยท 4 replies
Nov 30, 2007
  1. Windows Live Messenger - Change Number of Reconnect Attempts + Maximize Security

    I have a small issue with the Windows Live Messenger automatic reconnect feature, and was wondering if there is any way to change it.
    Thing is, whenever I lose my internet connection for a minute, Messenger obviously disconnects, and attempts to reconnect after a certain amount of time (~1 minute). Usually its first 2 attempts fail at connecting to my account, and then the attempts stop.
    I need a way to make Messenger try to reconnect once or twice more, because usually the 4th-5th time I try, Messenger gets it right.

    Thank you very much for any help whatsoever.
    Greatly appreciated.
  2. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    as far as i know there's not a way to change this, usually it will keep trying to reconnect with longer intervals in between, but obviously this is not the case here

    i expect it would be a set thing in the program's code and not something that you could change easily
  3. Noam

    Noam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Yeah, that's what I figured.
    The best way around this issue, from what I can tell, is to have Messenger remember my password, and that way I can use Messenger Plus! scripts to delay the reconnect time.
    ..but as with everything, there comes a price. I know there are programs like MSPass that can easily show your password if you have "Remember Password" and "Automatically Sign Me In" checked.
    Anyway past that? Some way to better encrypt passwords, maybe?
  4. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    unless your password is actually ******** then i don't know if there is a better way to encrypt it really ;)

    are you using a shared pc and don't want someone else to get your password, or are you using your own pc?
  5. Noam

    Noam TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I'm using my own PC, but just the possibility of my password being easily revealed makes me uneasy.
    Plus, whenever friends come by and play around with my computer I get paranoid when I know there's a flaw in my own security.
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