MSN address book error

Brian Morrison bdm at
Mon Jan 12 06:30:59 EST 2009

Phil Hannent wrote:
> Emilie Chautard wrote:
>> I've a problem with pidgin since this morning. I have a french version
>> of pidgin 2.5.0, on linux ubuntu, and I have a message which tells me
>> "Impossible de récupérer le carnet d'adresses MSN" and I can't connect
>> to msn. However, the msn website seems to work correctly. Is it a
>> problem with pidgin or with my hotmail account? I've tried to install
>> pidgin 2.5.3 and I've the same problem. :-(
> I believe MSN changed something and 3rd party clients are having trouble signing
> on.  MSN might have changed something server side which affects Pidgin.
> My suggestion would be to wait and see what happens.

My debug log is showing this:

Certificate cannot be found. Certificate required for the operation
cannot be found.

Quite why I don't know, but it would appear that Pidgin needs a
new/different certificate of some kind that the official clients appear
to have already.



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