1. Well I've been wondering is there any way to identifiy the ip of a messenger service message? 2. I tried sending messages to my friends as jokes (with net send), some being a bit new to computers but messenger won't let me send the command. "C:\Documents and Settings\****>net send 127.0.0.1 hi An error occurred while sending a message to 127.0.0.1. The message alias could not be found on the network. More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2273. C:\Documents and Settings\****>NET HELPMSG 2273 The message alias could not be found on the network. EXPLANATION This message alias could not be located. ACTION Check the spelling of the message alias. If it is correct, then the computer that is to receive your message may be busy. Try sending the message again later." And messenger is enabled...If anyone can shed some light on this, it would be greatly appreciated....BUT I just tried something new, I tried using my IP instead of 127.0.0.1 and it worked....Seeing as how it said network I thought maybe it only would send network messages and I guess I was right...Okay well I just sort of solved my question but how do I make it send messages to computers on the internet and not only my "network"....? (Sorry if it didn't make much sense) Yet when I send messages to my IP, not 127.0.0.1, it will send it perfectly. So I'm guessing netsend will only send things on my network. And 127.0.0.1 is not recognized as part of the network...Errr if anyone could tell me what's wrong I would GREATLY appreciate. Thanks in advance. Regards, -BB.