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ckent 08-19-2007 10:08 PM

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


ncsuapex 08-19-2007 10:27 PM

when you made your account for your MSN ID did you include the domain? IE or

ckent 08-19-2007 11:23 PM

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


ckent 08-20-2007 08:21 PM

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


jmarans 08-22-2007 10:13 AM

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?

ncsuapex 08-22-2007 10:01 PM

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?

ckent 08-23-2007 10:04 AM

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

port: 1863

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

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