MSN protocol -- several bugs

David Woolley forums at
Mon Jun 20 01:27:29 EDT 2011

Luís Felipe wrote:
> I use Pidgin since it was Gaim.
> What I have noticed in the last 12 months is that several features which 
> once worked on MSN protocol (like file transfer, personalized emoticons 
> and profile photo) DON'T WORK ANY MORE!!
Microsoft don't approve of third party clients, except for a very small 
number of named, closed source, ones, and no longer make information 
about protocol changes available to open source authors.  That means 
that all changes have to be reverse engineered from what goes over the wire.

David Woolley
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