This is a hoax. There is currently no plans to change the status of MSN
Messenger. It is a sham, meant only to panic new or inexperienced computer users.
The hoax message includes the following "warning:"
Dear MSN and Hotmail users:
MSN is planning to take away MSN Messanger by September 14th, 2001.If you
want to keep our MSN Messanger free of charge, send this email to everyone
you know. It will be used as a petition.Each person you send this to counts
as one "signature" If this petition gets 500,000 signatures they
will keep MSN Messenger. If they do not receive 500,000 votes you will have
to pay 5.00 to have Messenger(per month).If you don't care about this then
please for everyone's sake help out a little. Thank you for your time and
consideration and please help MSN beat, their vote.