Unable to authenticate: Authentication Failure for MSN

Jess Holy jessholy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 10:12:30 EDT 2011

David: Thanks for the advice, especially in regards how to properly
report a problem - I will definitely keep that all in mind for future
use. You were right about it being a user name/password being wrong
and I have now fixed the problem. Thank you for your help, I really
appreciate it!

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 3:11 AM, David Woolley
<forums at david-woolley.me.uk> wrote:
> Jess Holy wrote:
>> For two days now my MSN account has been unable to connect through
>> Pidgin. It was working just fine before I went away for the weekend. I
> This normally means the user name or password are wrong.
>> am running the most current version of Pidgin. How do I fix this
> It is best to say the version number.  It might, for example, be the latest
> on a particular OS, but not the latest version, and someone reading this in
> the future, may assume it is the most recent one at that time.
>> problem? All it tells me is this: Unable to authenticate:
> Before you can expect a fix, you need to provide enough information to
> identify the cause of the problem; on the information provided, providing
> the wrong user or password is the most likely cause.  Assuming MS Windows, a
> cut and paste of the debug window may help.  NB this is an archived, public
> mailing list.
> With proprietary protocols, like MSN, it can also happen that they are
> changed in ways that takes a long time to reverse engineer, although, if
> that had happened, one would expect a lot of people to be reporting
> problems.
>> Authentication Failure.
>> Thanks for the help.
> --
> David Woolley
> Emails are not formal business letters, whatever businesses may want.
> RFC1855 says there should be an address here, but, in a world of spam,
> that is no longer good advice, as archive address hiding may not work.

Jessica Holy
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