can't sign in with MS messenger:mac 5.0

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by orj78, May 25, 2006.

  1. orj78

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    ok, i'm giving up after tweaking with possible solutions...

    i can't sign in with MS Messenger. It keeps on displaying "Sign in to Microsoft Messenger failed because the service is not available or you may not be connected to the internet."

    first, i'm connected to to the internet. i've been checking out this forum to refer to MS Messenger threads.
    second, i tried signing in throught the MSN website using my .net passport and it's working perfectly fine.

    therefore, i'm wondering what's wrong...

    my network settings are all set to automatic configuration.

    i'm able to use YM, so why can't i MSM?

    help please...

    this is exasperating! :confused:
     
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    Why don't you try Adium or Proteus?
     
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    ok, wait,, let me try that... i'll update if it works.. thanks ice!
     
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    i tried connecting using adium, no success.. it says "gaim error"... what's that?
     
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    I do get that error sometimes. I think the probably them there is your internet connection, though I'm not 100% sure about that. Try to restart your computer sometimes that works.
     
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    ok, i'll try restarting...


    hmmm... no luck still.. gaim error again. it says msn servers are temporarily unavailable right now.
     
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    Are you using a firewall?
     
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    i'm not sure,, i'm connecting through a university server... my YM works fine, i don't remember checking an option about firewalls...
     
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    It is also possible that your university server blocked the port for MSN Messenger.

    I also experience this "Gaim Error" everytime I connect to AGSB library Wifi.

    So I assumed that IT blocked ports for chatting.

    I also tried using Adium inside the classrooms through Airborne Access and it works

    perfectly.
     
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    hmm. maybe you're right... i'll ask the sys ad about it tomorrow. and i'll try connecting through another wifi network outside school.

    thanks for helping!
     
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    No problem :) Let us know if your IT blocked the port
     
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    finally! i'm able to sign-in...but only through adium. the MS messenger:mac still doesn't work.. no reply yet from the tech guys...
     
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    That's good news. Now you could chat till you drop hehe....
     
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    Try aMSN. It can even do cross-platform video.
     
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    i browsed the site... interesting.. will try it. thanks!
     

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