Authentication problem

David Woolley forums at
Fri Nov 19 17:17:37 EST 2010

V S Rawat wrote:
> sometimes some email id locks your account for some duration when you 
> try to log in many times through different software, like chat software 
> or mailreader software etc.

This is actually going to be the problem that Microsoft have just 
introduced with SSL certificates and to which nearly every posting relates.

> Try logging into your email id website directly, in a browser, then log 
> out from there and then start pidgin.
> -- 
> Rawat
> On 11/20/2010 1:28 AM India Time, _Colin.T_ wrote:
>> Are there any known problems with Pidgin (v2.7.5)?
>> Since yesterday morning, 19 November 2010, I have not been able to
>> Enable my installation of Pidgin,
>> it shows "Unable to authenticate:  Authentication Failure".
>> I have un-installed the application, cold re-booted, defragged and
>> cold re-booted again
>> before reinstalling Pidgin v2.7.5. However, that did not resolve the
>> problem, it still can not authenticate. There have been no
>> O/S (XP Pro, SP3) modifications or Malware present (Avast, Spyware
>> Terminator, Ad-Aware, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware,
>> Spybot-Search & Destroy, Spyware Blaster and Super Anti-Spyware ...
>> with only Avast and Spyware Terminator running in real-time).
>> Cheers Colin.
>> -- 
>> *** "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's own ignorance." -
>> Confucius ***
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