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    Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    I remember reading somewhere that on the 15th of October, MS were going to be changing the protocol for msn to bar all clients but their official one from the service.... including linux ones.

    Does anyone else remember this from about a month ago and has there been any news?
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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    I'm not sure, but I hope like hell they don't stop supporting other clients.

    *reves up search engine*

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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    Uuu... after a bit of searching seems like i was right:

    http://bugs.skolelinux.no/show_bug.cgi?id=508

    But all the updates are already implemented in gaim, amsn etc.

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    Wait a minute that was 2003.... i must be going mad!
    Last edited by PriceChild; October 13th, 2006 at 05:55 PM.
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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    No no, you're not going mad. I did a little searching around and found that this is a normal cycle for MSN Messenger. They have stopped support for older protocols several times in the history of MSN. Thus, we shouldn't worry too much about it

    I found a few sites stating that v7 protocol will be ended Oct. 15th this year, but I found more sites saying that same thing about [insert msn version] in 2003 lol

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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    i have gaim 2 included in Ubuntu 6.06 will i have problems?

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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    Nope, gaim supports MSN 8 protocol, so we're all sitting good. now. . aMSN, i'm not so sure about, I'll have to check that out.

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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    It is well known that Gaim is one of the projects that MS contributes to on a regular basis, so gaim will keep on working with MSN.

    They cannot close off access to outside clients from their network - it's illegal, at least in the EU and would see them taken to court *yet again* and fined $x million for the forseeable future.
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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrendyDark View Post
    Nope, gaim supports MSN 8 protocol, so we're all sitting good. now. . aMSN, i'm not so sure about, I'll have to check that out.
    sure it does; and fairly well

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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    Ok cool thanks guys
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    Re: Msn Messenger unofficial clients.

    The bug in windows gaim, where it closes off on connection to msn seems to not have a fix yet.
    sometimes people put up walls, not to protect themselves but to see who cares enough to break them down.

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