Refresh? Whats that cuckoon on about lol. On 2 occasions in the last 10 days the Messenger service has been down for up to several hours - all the chat rooms were full of people complaining they couldn't get on. I was the same, had the same message as you got. It's just a case of waiting till they complete the maintenance or whatever the problem is/was at the time. Patience is the only solution. Thers nowt with your comp matey.