Open MSN mail failing password

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Thu May 8 04:32:10 EDT 2008

On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 5:51 AM, Stu Tomlinson <stu at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 23:25 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>> On Mon, May 5, 2008 at 10:57 PM, Dave Wood <dave at> wrote:
>> > For some reason after 2 or 3 times opening new email with notification for
>> >  MSN, I now get a page asking me to log in because the password is wrong.
>> >  This has happened for a few years now with various versions of
>> >
>> >  Not sure why. It works for a few times after installing new version of
>> >  pidgin and then fails.
>> I just fixed an issue with the way email notification works in
>> msn-pecan. It might help to fix this issue:
> I see several vaguely related changes in that commit, do you know which
> one is relevant?

I think it's this one:

>  - Using a prpl generated login timestamp instead of the "sl" LoginTime
> timestamp from the profile message

But also the way the parameters are constructed is slightly different.

This is currently used in different parts of the code:
"time (NULL) - session->"

Obviously it might not be the same value later in the code, so there
might be issues. It seems the passport_info.file is continuously being
regenerated, so at some times it might be wrong. I don't think there's
any need to regenerate the file.

session-> = atol(value);

The "value" might be bigger than "long", "unsigned long" maybe, or
even "unsigned long long". Perhaps g_ascii_strtoull.

Best regards.

Felipe Contreras

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