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Old 10-15-2003, 06:38 PM   #1
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signing into msn account using gaim


I've just installed gaim 0.71 on my newly installed rh9 system. I'm trying to sign in to my msn account, but I get the error message:

Connection Error. myname @hotmail.com has been signed off: disconnected.

I'm using AIM / ICQ with auth host = messenger.hotmail.com; 207.46.106.188
auth port = 1863

I don't know if this is correct - I found it in the windows registry at

HkeyLocalUsr/software/microsoft/messenger or (somewhere like that - possibly /msn6 at end)

There is a similar post in the archive:

linuxquestions.org/questions/archive/2/2003/06/2/64470

but that doesn't seem to be of any use to me.

Please help! Thanks, reetep.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 07:05 PM   #2
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You're out of luck (for now).

Microsoft have, in their infinite wisdom, decided to block third party clients from using their servers. This decision kicked in today. I would keep an eye on the Gaim homepage to see if and when they release a new plugin to take care of this.

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Old 10-15-2003, 07:08 PM   #3
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I was talking with a friend now thru gaim, but for Windows (yeah, school work). They said the protocols should be changed at 15th October, but today, 16th, it's still working for me
 
Old 10-15-2003, 07:09 PM   #4
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Even when they do change.. just give it a little time and they'll find a workaround for it, sooner or later. M$ has done this in the past before.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 07:41 PM   #5
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There's been a few posts about MSN on LQ, and they're all saying that Gaim installations that were working a day ago have now failed.

Weird that you can still get in through Windows. Maybe Gaim uses a dll from the MS Messenger installation? Who knows.......

Dave
 
Old 10-15-2003, 07:49 PM   #6
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Sincere apologies.

I've just downloaded Gaim 0.71, and it works with MSN. They must have worked something out with MS after all. Cool.

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Old 10-16-2003, 02:32 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by ilikejam
There's been a few posts about MSN on LQ, and they're all saying that Gaim installations that were working a day ago have now failed.

Weird that you can still get in through Windows. Maybe Gaim uses a dll from the MS Messenger installation? Who knows.......

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It could be that too. MSN messenger is a very very important program for WinXP. That thing is like stuck into the system
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:12 AM   #8
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Thanks for helping everyone. That stuff about blocking third party clients is new to me. I'll keep trying from time to time and look i'll keep my eye out for a plugin.

reetep
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #9
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The latest version seems to be able to log in just fine. (And its interface is a whole lot nicer too). I'm IM'ing on MSN with Gaim 0.71 with no problems at all.

Dave
 
Old 10-16-2003, 11:29 AM   #10
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You may want to check that GAIM is using the newest version.
try this --> gaim --version
 
Old 10-16-2003, 12:11 PM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestion Blinker_Fluid, what does

--> gaim --version

mean? How do i do that? I'm sure i do have the latest version though - i downloaded 0.71



For people having the same problem: I've now installed amsn, which works fine.

Just a shame that gaim doesn't work; I've heard great things about it. I think I'll still keep that eye out for a plugin.

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