MSN (WLM) stopped working

Duncan Berriman duncan at berrimans.co.uk
Mon Jan 21 10:53:03 EST 2013


Looks like some sort of localised issue with MSN.

Using their web site I got this "We're sorry, there was a problem showing
this page. We experienced some technical difficulties retrieving the
content."

I thought I'd delete and add my buddies in my test account, adding the 2nd
buddy via WLM I got "This Windows Live service isn't available right now,
but we'll add x to your contacts as soon as the service is available again."

Hopefully it will resolve itself....

Duncan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: devel-bounces at pidgin.im [mailto:devel-bounces at pidgin.im] On Behalf
> Of Duncan Berriman
> Sent: 21 January 2013 15:28
> To: 'Pidgin Devel Mailing List'
> Subject: RE: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> 
> Strange as I have one Hotmail and one non Hotmail and neither is working
via
> prpl since 12.30 UTC.
> 
> 1st account has been logged on for ages and had no issues until this
> morning.
> 2nd account is on a development machine on a different ip/network but when
I
> fired it up to see if it works it failed with the same error, I then
> upgraded 2.10.6 but it appears to make no difference.
> 
> Nothing wrong with either account so only thing I can conclude for the
> moment is Microsoft have changed something or there is some issue that
> affects prpl but not WLM.
> 
> Perhaps it is a locale specific issue (as for instance msn will still be
> supported in China for the forseeable) so I guess it could be something
only
> affecting the UK, perhaps Microsoft have started blocking 3rd party
clients
> ready for march.
> 
> Thanks for letting me know it is working somewhere!
> 
> Anyone any suggestions how I might debug this?
> 
> Duncan
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Arturo 'Buanzo' Busleiman [mailto:buanzo at buanzo.com.ar]
> > Sent: 21 January 2013 15:12
> > To: Duncan Berriman
> > Cc: Pidgin Devel Mailing List
> > Subject: Re: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> >
> > It's working for my old non-hotmail but passport-associated msn account.
> >
> > On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM, Duncan Berriman
> > <duncan at berrimans.co.uk> wrote:
> > > True, that is supposed to happen in March and in theory libpurple
should
> > > work for another year after that.
> > >
> > > This is a more immediate problem in that libpurple/msn appears to have
> > > stopped working as of today.
> > >
> > > Is anyone else seeing this issue?
> > >
> > > Duncan
> > >
> > >> -----Original Message-----
> > >> From: Evan Schoenberg, M.D. [mailto:tekjew at gmail.com]
> > >> Sent: 21 January 2013 15:05
> > >> To: Duncan Berriman; Pidgin Devel Mailing List
> > >> Subject: Re: MSN (WLM) stopped working
> > >>
> > >> MSN is being replaced by Skype. I suspect the prpl has no future.
> > >>
> > >> -Evan
> > >>
> > >> On Jan 21, 2013, at 7:07 AM, "Duncan Berriman"
> > <duncan at berrimans.co.uk>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> > MSN (WLM) appears to have suddenly stopped working in libpurple as
of
> > >> about
> > >> > 40 mins ago. Same account appears to work fine in Microsoft's
Windows
> > > Live
> > >> > Messenger.
> > >> >
> > >> > Appear to get to step 7/8 of connecting and then get disconnected
> with
> > > "Your
> > >> > MSN buddy list is temporarily unavailable. Please wait and try
> again."
> > >> >
> > >> > Was using 2.10.4 but tried 2.10.6 and still the same.
> > >> >
> > >> > Tried two different MSN accounts same issue with libpurple although
> fine
> > >> > with WLM.
> > >> >
> > >> > Anyone else having issues?
> > >> >
> > >> > Duncan
> > >> >
> > >> >
> > >> >
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