problems with MSN certificate chain

Michael Secord gizmokid2005 at
Fri Jan 18 08:55:09 EST 2013

As it is, I've noticed this MSN popup the last few days, but today I 
haven't been prompted with it, so maybe the issue is already resolved on 
MSN's side?

Ethan Blanton wrote:
> David Woolley spake unto us the following wisdom:
>>> Looking at the certificate, I think the problem is that the
>>> certificate is for, but the server is
>>> An earlier certificate for a server in
>>> the domain ( seems to be a
>>> wild card certificate (Subject: *
>> Although the lack of wild card may be a problem, based on off list
>> information from Matthias, it looks like Pidgin doesn't use the OS
>> root certificates, even on Windows.
> Pidgin doesn't use the OS root certificates *only* on Windows.
> Ethan
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