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truedlp 11-25-2003 12:22 PM

How do I use msn on GAIM
Hey everyone. I am 3 days new to linux. I love it and have gotten everything working thanks to all ur awesome advice. Unfurtunatly am I still tied to MSN's e-mail service becuase of my verizon dsl. Now I've tried to setup a msn account on GAIM so as I can be alerted of new messages but I always recieve a "protocol not supported" error. Please help I need my e-mail notification. THANKS!! in advance

Netizen 11-25-2003 12:27 PM

What version of Gaim are you using? Have you checked Gaim's website?


acid_kewpie 11-25-2003 12:29 PM

there is all the info you could ever need in the faq at

truedlp 11-25-2003 12:29 PM

I v0.68 I just put mandrake 9.2 so thats what was on it


truedlp 11-25-2003 12:34 PM

Awesome!! Thanks to all!!

truedlp 11-25-2003 12:51 PM

I'm back now with my tail between my legs. I got v073 on but it still not accepting it


acid_kewpie 11-25-2003 01:36 PM

make sure you READ the msn specific details, e.g the SSL configuration. it really is all there i promise.

Chessman 11-25-2003 01:40 PM


Originally posted by truedlp
I'm back now with my tail between my legs. I got v073 on but it still not accepting it


I've been getting the same problem. Turns out you need to have SSL for MSN to work in GAIM. Here is the FAQ I found that discusses the problem: I'm still messing around with it to get it to load.

You can verify this is problem by looking at the dialog when ./configure is done.
It'll say if SSL was found or not.

I'm still a Newbie, and have been struggling with the whole ./configure, make, make install thing. I don't mind compiling; I just wish there was an automatic way of dealing with dependences.

icewall 11-25-2003 04:08 PM

Chessman - Try apt-get...

Chessman 11-25-2003 05:49 PM


Originally posted by icewall
Chessman - Try apt-get...
Do you know where I can get simple instructions on how to use it?

icewall 11-26-2003 01:29 AM

Its pretty simple. 'apt-get install appname' etc. If you don't like it you can just start out by typing 'apt-get install synaptic' --- That's the GUI, if you will. Enjoy ;)

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