A. When you start a new Windows Messenger session, the warning "Never give out your password or credit card number in an instant message conversation" appears in the top of the window by default. To modify this message text, perform the following steps:

  1. Start a registry editor (e.g., regedit.exe).
  2. Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService\Policies registry subkey.
  3. From the Edit menu, select New, String Value.
  4. Enter the name IMWarning, then press Enter.
  5. Double-click the new value, enter a new string of text that you want to appear in place of the warning message, then click OK.
  6. Close the registry editor.

The change takes effect immediately.

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