Open MSN mail failing password

Felipe Contreras felipe.contreras at
Fri May 9 20:06:12 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 pidgin/gaim.
>> >
>> >  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?
>  - Switching from using HTTP POST via a temporary file to HTTP GET
>  - Using a prpl generated login timestamp instead of the "sl" LoginTime
> timestamp from the profile message
>  - Added initial notification of pending emails when first signing in
> (MSNP12 specific?)
>  - Updates for MSNP12 (or at least something != MSNP9) initial mail
> notifications

I saw your commit but I don't think it's a proper fix.

The number of QNG commands sent by the server is in no way related to
the hotmail credentials. For example in HTTP method PNG is forbidden,
so probably there are no QNG commands received.

Also, the checks are just for and accounts. What

I fixed this in msn-pecan and I also created a ticket with what I
think is the proper way to solve this:

Best regards.

Felipe Contreras

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