Protocols/MSNP/Commands/REA

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REA

SUMMARY

Renames a principal in one's contact list.

SYNTAX

   REA trid email display-name
  • display-name: The desired URLencoded new display name of the principal.

RESPONSE

   REA trid ver-num email display-name

DESCRIPTION

The specified principal is renamed. There is a restriction of 387 bytes on the name, after URL-encoding is applied. Renaming oneself is allowed and the only way to set one's own display name.

ERRORS

  • 209: Blocked display name
  • 216: Principal not in list
  • 800: Command issued too rapidly

VERSION

MSNP8, MSNP9

REA (MSNP11)

MSNP11 (and up?): This command was dropped and replaced by PRP.

The REA command is used to change your displayed name to something else.

REA trid your_email newname\r\n

If the rename has been successful, the server will respond with the following.

REA trid number your_email newname\r\n
  • trid : Transaction ID
  • number : Purpose currently unknown.
  • your_email : The email you use to sign on to MSN.
  • newname : The name that you wished to use in plain text.