Can't get buddy list started

Evan Platt evan at
Wed Feb 4 19:08:22 EST 2009

AFAIK, a MSN 'contact' needs to be a MSN address - ie someone at 
. I've never seen the ability to have a IM on your own domain, unless 
I'm misunderstanding what you're doing.

At 03:55 PM 2/4/2009, you wrote:
>I just started with Pidgin and I can't input a friend's e-mail 
>address. I have a hotmail address, so I used the MSN category to set 
>up my account. My friend has a business name for a .com. I enter it 
>choosing Buddy List > Buddies > Add Buddy. I enter the buddy e-mail 
>address. Whether I select Favorites, Non-IM Contacts or Other 
>Contacts, I always get a message "Unable to add 'hs at'.The 
>username specified does not exist."
>What am I doing wrong?

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