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Pidgin: anybody else getting messenger.hotmail.com:11004 from MSN?

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GnomenKlayture
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Pidgin: anybody else getting messenger.hotmail.com:11004 from MSN?

I've done everything I can think of...
All the usual, updates to the meta pidgin, verified I can access the MSN account, but at CMD an NSLOOKUP on messenger.hotmail.com returns nothing...
Seems that MS has integrated messenger with their Live Essentials thus making messenger.hotmail.com:11004 no longer connect capable.
I've searched the forums for a reference and it seems I'm the first, so if anyone else has issue and a fix, please post it or the link or what should be in Account>Advanced>Server, Port and/or "HTTP Method Server" maybe?
Because even using it, I get "Connection error from Notification Server. Error resolving gateway messenger.hotmail.com:11004"

SevenFactors
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hmmmm

MSN on Pidgin is working fine for me. I'm not a heavy user user of the MSN messaging protocol, but from time to time I have to communicate with clients over it.

---My current Pidgin/MSN connection settings are as follow---
This are the default settings. Perhaps you are still using an outdated version of pidgin or for some reason you changed the port. Give these settings a try.

-Sever: messenger.hotmail.com
-Port: 1863
-HTTP Method Server: gateway.messenger.hotmail.com
--I don't use the HTTP method [not checked]

---Connection as shown on CMD/NETSTAT---
baymsg1030121.gateway.edge.messenger.live.com:1863 ESTABLISHED

GnomenKlayture
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Thank You! Changing Server: to your cmd/netstat fixed it!

SevenFactors, it was the gateway that was failing.
After only changing the
Server: messenger.hotmail.com
…to…
Server: baymsg1030121.gateway.edge.messenger.live.com
…did it connect successfully!!!
Thank you very much for your feedback!
BTW, this new gateway change has helped several of my co-workers too!

Living can be hazardous to your health, you may die from it.
~Phil Sergent

SevenFactors
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Good.

If that was the case then perhaps all you had to do was enable the HTTP method.

Anyways, glad to have been of help ^_^

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