pidgin using excessive bandwidth with msn accounts

David Woolley forums at
Tue Nov 18 03:08:38 EST 2014

On 18/11/14 03:47, Ook wrote:
> Pidgin 2.10.10 on linux, and I think 2.10.9 on windows.
> I noticed today that when any msn account logged in, pidgin will sit
> there and consume 200k-300k of bandwidth, even when idle. I disabled the
> msn accounts, and the bandwidth consumption dropped to zero. This
> started a few days or so ago (that I noticed) on all of my computers,
> both linux and windows.
> Anyone else seen this?

Please look at the recent postings to this mailing list and see if your 
problem is consistent with the other problems resulting from Microsoft's 
change to authorised clients.

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