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Using Windows Messenger to Fire Off Instant Messages 277 · Show me as "Away" when I'm inactive for x minutes--If you leave this check box activated, you can use the text box to specify the number of minutes after which Windows Messenger will change your status from Online to Away. The default value of 5 minutes seems awfully short to me, so you might consider increasing the value or deactivating this check box altogether. · Display alerts near the taskbar when contacts come online--Leave this check box activated to have Windows Messenger display an alert above the notification area when someone in your contacts list comes online. · Display alerts near the taskbar when an instant message is received--Leave this check box activated to have Windows Messenger display an alert above the notification area when you get an instant message. · Play sound when contacts sign in or send a message--Leave this check box activated to have Windows Messenger play a short sound snippet when contacts come online or send you some- thing. · Files received from other users will be put in this folder--Use this text box (or the Browse button) to specify where the files that are shipped to you via Windows Messenger are stored. The default is My Received Files, which is a subfolder of My Documents. Windows Messenger and Outlook Express It's not obvious at first, but Windows Messenger and Outlook Express are in cahoots and have been cavorting together behind your back. Here are a few things you should know about the relationship between these two conversation cousins: · Your Windows Messenger contacts list also appears in the Outlook Express window. The next time you run Outlook Express, look for the Contacts box just below the Folders list.