How do I know if I have a message from one of my messenger contacts? I logged into my Hotmail account and I have a (1) at the top of my screen beside Messenger. When I click on it the name of my contact appears. But the thing is there is no message. Just the person's name. Does that mean they have just hit me up to let me know they want to talk?
If you're using MSN live messenger: the icon on the task bar (that bar at the bottom of the screen) should light up and a new window with the contacts message will be there.
The (1) or what ever number is there, should be next to the word "inbox" this indicates the number of unread messages in your inbox. When you click on this it should open an internet browser window at hotmail.com and ask you to log on to view your e-mails; unless you have windows live mail installed and it will open that application instead.