MSN stopped connecting after latest update

Tres Finocchiaro tres.finocchiaro at
Fri Nov 14 08:22:46 EST 2014


We are getting multiple reports of this. Here is a link which explains more:

In short, Microsoft seems to have blacklisted Pidgin.  Since we're at their
mercy, there's very little that can be done other than to switch to
Microsoft's official client app.


- Tres.Finocchiaro at

On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 7:46 AM, EPPack < at> wrote:

> Just updated my Pidgin to v2.10.10 and it will no longer connect to my MSN
> account. I have an AIM account that still works fine. The message I see is
> on the Buddy screen, at the bottom, and it says "Available - Connecting"
> but it never does. I am behind a firewall, and we run a Barracuda, but
> before this update, the MSN account worked uneventfully. I tried removing
> the account in question and added it back, but nada. Tried disabling it and
> re-enabling, again, nada. It shows as being enabled, and the password is OK.
> Anyone else seeing this problem? Or is there a fix?
> elaine
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