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    Default URGENT HELP NEEDED! Problems to login into msn.

    For more than one year I have used my msn account for instant messaging on Linux through Emesene and Mercury Messenger. This week however I got a serious problem.
    Suddenly Emesene stopped coneecting. No matter how many times I try to connect or how long I wait trying to do so it never works. Some minutes (or seconds) after I try to login I notice in web monitor that my connection are no longer sending information over the internet but Emesene continues as if it were reading something.
    In Kmess I can login but my contact list comes completly empty. In Mercury messenger if I connect using protocol 15 my contact list comes empty too. My contact list only appears correctly if I login using protocol 11. (I can talk on msn logging using protocol 11 but it has several limitations in some features I often used with protocol 15. That's why I need to go back to protocol 15.)
    I tried to login using the same softwares but with a different msn account and the problems were the same. (That is, the problem is not on my account.)
    I tried to boot on Windows and login using Windows Live Messenger and everything worked right.
    So does anyone have an idea of what is happening?
    Have Microsoft changed anything in their protocol or their connection methods that open source softwares no longer can connect correctly? Or may it be a problem in my whole system so that no software on Linux works right but the Windows Live Messenger does?

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    Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED! Problems to login into msn.

    I had come across the same exact problems in the following week on all of my computers, which leads me to assume it has nothing to do with the MSN clients themselves but with Microsoft, perhaps they're updating the way clients connect to the network. If this is the case, all actively developed MSN clients will update to fix the problem. In the meantime, you can use the WLM site to log in to MSN from Linux.

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    Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED! Problems to login into msn.

    Same here, no access to Windows Live (used with a non MS mailaddress). Happened before. Like Tashnav says, MS failed to inform non-MS client builders, we'll no doubt have an update in a couple of days that fixes it.
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    Thank you. Even though the situation is not solved at least I avoid spending a lot of time looking for a solution not available yet.
    I have started to access msn from hotmail site, because it seems better than using protocol 11.
    The main complication will be: When will the updates be available for open source software and with several messaging softwares available, how will we know when any of them brings the solution?

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    As it turns out, Pidgin still works with MSN. If it's a protocol change that other messengers are incompatible with, they'll probably announce an update.

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    Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED! Problems to login into msn.

    On Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:36:02 +0000, fernando a martin wrote:

    > When will the updates be available for open source software and with
    > several messaging softwares available, how will we know when any of them
    > brings the solution?


    Updates will be available when the developers of those clients either
    work out what changed and how MS changed it.

    Microsoft (and other providers - AOL did this same thing for a while with
    the AIM protocol IIRC) generally doesn't announce what the changes are,
    so they have to be reverse-engineered.

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    Default Re: URGENT HELP NEEDED! Problems to login into msn.

    On 11/10/2011 01:36 AM, fernando a martin wrote:
    > The main complication will be: When will the updates be available for
    > open source software and with several messaging softwares available, how
    > will we know when any of them brings the solution?


    the easiest way to avoid this problem is to avoid all contact with
    Microsoft both on or outside of your personal machine....

    why? because you can depend on them to break compatibility with non-MS
    software....

    i mean you can _depend_ on it happening...its been that way since the
    early '90s and though they have been sued by many governments for the
    way they try to bully the market place into using only their overpriced
    and fragile software, they continue to shut out competition..

    ps: i remember hotmail when it was run on Linux servers and was FAST!!

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