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Old 08-19-2007, 11:08 PM   #1
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Gaim/Pidgin won't connect to MSN


help. i can't talk to anyone on my msn list. whenever i try to send them messages they simply get bounced back to me with a "connection error". i have no idea how to fix this. my gtalk contacts work fine

i recently upgraded to pidgin, but the problem was happening all the same when i used gaim

your help is greatly appreciated

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Old 08-19-2007, 11:27 PM   #2
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when you made your account for your MSN ID did you include the domain? IE @hotmail.com or @msn.com?
 
Old 08-20-2007, 12:23 AM   #3
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yes. i can see my contacts and it will login fine. if i try to talk to my contacts though all my messages will get bounced back

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:21 PM   #4
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ok so i loaded kopete and it connected and worked fine. checked the differences between the accounts and i think i found the culprit: http method. if you are running into this problem with your gaim edit your msn account > select the advanced tab > deselect "use http method"

worked for me hope it helps you

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Old 08-22-2007, 11:13 AM   #5
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pidgin cannot connect to MSN

I was using pidgin with encryption to IM msn users [both msn and pidgin clients], but that broke for all of us a couple of weeks ago. Is anyone currently using pidgin on linux to connect to msn, and if so, what's your configuration?
 
Old 08-22-2007, 11:01 PM   #6
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I use pidgin for my MSN accounts, although most of my friends are on yahoo or aim. I dont really chat with the MSN client. Just use it for mail notifications.. Maybe I could be having the same problem but since I don't chat with it I would never know?
 
Old 08-23-2007, 11:04 AM   #7
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I'm using pidgin on Ubuntu 7.04 to IM my msn and gmail contacts. everything finally works now. What seems to be broken?

>>>> msn account details for pidgin >
> advanced tab

server: messenger.hotmail.com
port: 1863

use HTTP method: unselected
show custom smileys: selected
proxy type: no proxy
 
  


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