When starting up CA directly, your client may be unable to connect to the online messenger server once you try to log in.

This will result in the "Unable to connect to contact server" message, which automatically renders your in-game Messenger unusable unless you restart the game.


If the "Unable to connect..." message pops-up, restart your game client until you can successfully log-in.

Possible fix, Log in slowly and press "login" with your mouse instead of hitting the return key.