Well, here we go. I had thought that the closed fingers were a kind of howdy salute. And meant HELLO. And that the open fingers were a kind of salute that said farewell - and thus meant GOODBYE. But actually... it's the other way around.
Bonjour means hello. And au revoir means goodbye. But if you're checking out these emoticons you probably do not need me to say that. Because you are French! Or you speak French. Anyway... these are emoticons. MSN emoticons. For Messenger. You can click here to download.