Deactivation of Mobile Services Protocol.

Microsoft deactivates the Mobile Services Protocol. (MPS) interface on March 1, 2014.
This affects MSN Messenger and NMS Hotmail on S40/S60 devices.

 

MSN Messenger
With the deactivation of the MPS interface MSN Messenger on S40/S60 devices stops working.

As Microsoft is ramping down the service already over some time the user base has reduced to 200´000, mainly in LAT.

The following FAQ has been published:

 

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Q: Why is MSN Messenger chat not working on my Nokia device?
A: Microsoft is retiring MSN Messenger and encourages you to begin using Skype. After March 1, 2014 you will no longer be able to reach your MSN contacts using this Nokia app. Learn more about Skype at https://www.skype.com .

The above information is as well sent to MPS users as marketing message.

 

MSN Hotmail
Microsoft migrates Hotmail from MSP to IMAP. IMAP does not support contact synchronization and contact search for Hotmail. After March 1, 2014 users will no longer be able to use contact synchronization and contact search for Hotmail using the Nokia Messaging mail app on S40/S60 devices.
Mailing functions will remain unchanged.

Contact synchronization and contact search for Hotmail is used globally only by few users.

The following FAQ has been published:

 

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Q: Why does contact synchronization and contact search for Hotmail not work on my Nokia device?
A: Microsoft migrates Hotmail from MSP to IMAP. IMAP does not support contact synchronization and contact search for Hotmail. After March 1, 2014 you will no longer be able to use contact synchronization and contact search for Hotmail using the Nokia Messaging mail app.

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