MSN 'unable to retrieve MSN Address Book'

Ananda Samaddar ananda.samaddar at vfemail.net
Mon Jan 12 01:48:10 EST 2009


Ananda Samaddar wrote:
> Ananda Samaddar wrote:
>> Hi all, long time Pidgin user here having problems with connecting to
>> MSN.  The error message I get is as the subject suggests:
>>
>> 'unable to retrieve MSN Address Book'.
>>
>> I've got no idea why this is happening or how to fix it.  I've already
>> Googled the error and it seems like I'm not the only one having problems:
>>
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?s=7a8b67cacd0eda7cc9d9ba4facdc9eb6&t=1037515
>> http://forums.mactalk.com.au/13/65221-msn-refusing-log-adium.html
>>
>> This seems to affect all libpurple based clients including Adium.  I've
>> already had a look at the mailing list archives and no-one seems to have
>> posted about this issue.  It seems to have started occurring literally
>> in the last twenty-four hours as well.
>>
>> thanks,
>>
>> Ananda
>>
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> 
> Ok as a follow up to this, the latest version of MSN Pecan connects
> absolutely fine.
> 
> Ananda
> 
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Please add your voice to this ticket if you're have this issue:

http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/8087

The developers are trying to pass it off as a server-side issue.


Ananda



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