You are here

Pidgin: MSN, is it officially dead with 3rd party software?

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
pete_pa
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 1 day ago
Joined: 2012-04-13 17:45
Pidgin: MSN, is it officially dead with 3rd party software?

I haven't used Pidgin much these days, so when I opened it recently I noticed none of my MSN contacts were online. I checked my accounts and saw that MSN was disabled. So I enable it, and it keeps showing an error message. I thought it was because of 2-step verification, so I turned that off, and still get the error. I read all about MSN messenger shutting down, but I just assumed 3rd party software would still have it running somehow.

The error message is: "Connection error from Notification server: Connection refused."

Any thoughts? Smile

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Online
Last seen: 43 min 20 sec ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Dead

MSN, the network itself, was shut down. So, it doesn't matter what app you use, there's nothing for it to connect to. Migrate to Skype.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

pete_pa
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 1 day ago
Joined: 2012-04-13 17:45
No way. I've tried it a

No way. I've tried it a couple times, hoping every time I installed it that I would come to like it, but nope hehe Smile

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Online
Last seen: 43 min 20 sec ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Only Option

For migrating your old MSN account, Skype is the only option. MSN itself is dead and not coming back. You can always use an alternate network like AIM, Yahoo, etc, of course. But MSN is no more.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Log in or register to post comments