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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    I have the same problem in a recent fresh install of Karmic--python-msn didn't help me either.
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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    I had this problem for several days.

    I dual boot so I logged into Windows (When did I last do that?!). My MSN address was ***@yahoo.com. I updated Windows Live and got a Windows Live address ***@live.co.uk

    Changed Pidgin account from MSN to WLM. Now works fine

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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by arochester View Post
    I had this problem for several days.

    I dual boot so I logged into Windows (When did I last do that?!). My MSN address was ***@yahoo.com. I updated Windows Live and got a Windows Live address ***@live.co.uk

    Changed Pidgin account from MSN to WLM. Now works fine
    Could you explain what WLM is? I'd like to make my MSN account work on Empathy/Pidgin too. Thanks!

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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    I have two msn accounts, my old hotmail account and a gmail account. If I log in with the hotmail account it empathy works. However, it doesn't with the gmail account.

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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    The only solution to it is currently
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    killall telepathy-butterfly
    Then put empathy offline and then make it available again.
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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    Doesn't work. The telepathy-butterfly process is up just a few seconds while empathy trying to connect. Even killing it, empathy spawns it again. It will always give authentication error, no matter what...

    In short, empathy works only with @hotmail MSN accounts...

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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    Could you explain what WLM is?
    Just read this A WEEK LATE!. The Microsoft Windows account used to be MSN (Microsoft Network) - they are now calling their account WLM (Window Live Messenger). Pidgin has two accounts, either MSN or WLM...

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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    I am using Pidgin 2.6.2 and only have MSN, not WLM. I thought it was the same...

    Anyway, pidgin lets me log into MSN/WLM with my gmail account, whereas Empathy does not.

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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiperi0n View Post
    Doesn't work. The telepathy-butterfly process is up just a few seconds while empathy trying to connect. Even killing it, empathy spawns it again. It will always give authentication error, no matter what...
    Same here... However, what does work for me is to start up Pidgin first, let it connect and then close it again (not minimize to systray but complete close). After that, Empathy will connect my MSN account without problems! Funny...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hiperi0n View Post
    In short, empathy works only with @hotmail MSN accounts...
    Sadly, in my case it is a @hotmail old style MSN account

    @arochester
    Thanks for clearing the WLM mystery up for me

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    Re: Empathy MSN Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by foxy123 View Post
    The only solution to it is currently
    Code:
    killall telepathy-butterfly
    Then put empathy offline and then make it available again.
    I don't know how, but it worked for me, thanks a lot =D>

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