I chose the screen name "stretchtherabbit" to receive an IM. It's pretty easy to set up an account but I had a hard time trying to figure out how to set up a buddy list and add PVLD2007 to that list. There should be a help tab somewhere on the screen to ask questions.
Here is the messgae from PVLD2007:
stretchtherabbit (04:44:25 pm): Hello PVLD2007
(04:44:25 pm)pvld2007 is no longer signed on.
I think I set up an IM account a long time ago on MSN because my friend in Costa Rica asked if I would do that so we could chat. But we never chatted. Come to think of it, we haven't emailed in a while either.............