pidgin / msn authentification problem
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Fri Jul 26 03:21:51 EDT 2013
On 26/07/13 08:12, sabine kirchner wrote:
> hi. since today I am no longer able to access my account. I don't
> remember my password and therefore don't know whether the one I am
> entering is correct. I also sometimes seem to be connected (available)
> but then my buddy list is not shown and I can't add new buddies either.
> my pidgin msn account is: sabine.kirchner at titelbild.de
> <mailto:sabine.kirchner at titelbild.de>
Your account is with Microsoft, not Pidgin. Pidgin simply forwards the
password to Microsoft (directly, give or take any local proxies, from
your machine to theirs). You will need to solve this using one of
Microsoft's own MSN clients, as officially Microsoft don't even permit
the use of Pidgin on MSN, so any support request to them that mentions
Pidgin is likely to be rejected.
You may also want to consider that MSN could be closed down outside of
China, any time now, as Microsoft want most of their users to move over
to Skype. For legal reasons, Pidgin cannot be made to work with Skype.
I suppose it is possible that your failure is because the service has
just been closed for Germany.
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