Skype/Pidgin (msn) problem

Phil Hannent phil at
Fri May 10 05:08:53 EDT 2013

On 10 May 2013 09:46, David Woolley <forums at> wrote:

> Carlos Barros wrote:
>  pidgin is like someone at fakeSkypeDomain.**fakedomain
>>  fakedomain doesn't seem to be either a currently allocated top level
> domain or a reserved one (like inavlid, test and example).  It would look
> like whoever chose that, in Microsoft, did not have a good understanding of
> correct use of domain names.
> It sounds like you have merged your Skype and MSN accounts. They are one
now. The Skype account needs a domain to talk to the MSN Server so
Microsoft append that fake one for you.

Basically it looks like its working as expected. You are logged in twice,
once to MSN and once to Skype. Chances are that with the merger Microsoft
haven't yet coded a way to only send to the most recently active client so
send to all logged on clients. Which is a reasonable proposition from their

Either way Pidgin cannot do anything about a server side issue.

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