Problem with 'NOT AUTHORIZED'

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at
Tue Nov 5 10:41:04 EST 2013


I don't have a direct answer, but you may be interested in this article if
your hotmail contacts are using the MSN protocol to connect.


- Tres.Finocchiaro at

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 9:41 AM, Dursh <ledursh at> wrote:

> I have several users from the UK that are showing up as 'NOT AUTHORIZED'
> on my pidgin account.  I have several other people (here in the states)
> that have no problem whatsoever.  I am using Windows 7 Pro, SP 1, 32 bit.
> Also using pidgin 2.10.7.  The accounts that are giving me trouble end
> thusly:
> Some_name at
> Some_name at
> and 2 others at
> So, to me, it looks like a problem connecting to Hotmail but when I first
> add them to my buddy list it shows them as offline, but when I try to
> "re-request authorization" it changes to NOT AUTHORIZED. I have three
> accounts that I connect pidgin with my_name at,
> my_name at, and my_name at and have tried to connect
> to the Hotmail accounts with all three accounts.  I have several other
> friends who are connected to these people, and don't know what I am doing
> wrong.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.
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