[Pidgin] #485: MSN connection problem

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Mon Jan 21 11:22:16 EST 2008

#485: MSN connection problem
  Reporter:  ravennolonger  |       Owner:  nosnilmot
      Type:  defect         |      Status:  reopened 
  Priority:  minor          |   Milestone:  2.4.0    
 Component:  MSN            |     Version:  2.0.2    
Resolution:                 |    Keywords:           
   Pending:  0              |  
Comment (by datallah):

 Replying to [comment:15 leighahall]:
 > having trouble connecting to MSN network as well.
 > Using linux (Kubuntu 7.04 and 7.10) with GAIM, aMSN, Kopete.  None will
 connect to the msn network.
 > So, it appears that ANY program other than the MS one cannot connect.
 But it doesn't appear to be a network problem, since the MS client can get

 It is actually a network problem.  Pidgin is unable to connect to
 `messenger.hotmail.com` on port 1863 - that is the source of the problem.
 That the native client can still connect means that it is using one of the
 fallback connection methods for restrictive networks.  Pidgin doesn't do
 this automatically, but you can try the "HTTP Method" checkbox in the
 "Advanced" section of the account setup to see if that'll let you connect.

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/485#comment:16>
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