Opened 7 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#14708 closed defect (out of date)

New added MSN Buddys 24/7 offline

Reported by: hagbard Owned by: QuLogic
Milestone: Component: MSN
Version: 2.7.11 Keywords:


If I add a Buddy in MSN, I never see him online, even he is online in the original MSN-Messenger.

The Buddys don't see me online too. They become no messeges from me, I become no messeges from them.

Problem exist since 2.7.? I think. The MSN-Buddys I added before, there is no problem. Only the Buddys I added after this version of Pidgin.

Change History (3)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 7 years ago by bordoni

I use 2.10 version on Windows 7. The same was happening to me, only intranet XMPP server was ok, MSN never showed buddies online. So I added Pidgin as an exception on Windows Firewall and everything got perfect. If it doesn't work, try to uncheck "Allow direct connections" on MSN account advanced properties.

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 7 years ago by hagbard

Thanx for the answer. But that's not the problem. Pidgin is added in the Firewall.

I see the old MSN-Buddies online and can text with them. The problem exist with all the new Buddys I added after 2.7.11

I'm not alone with this problem. This forum is full of problems like this:

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by dx

  • Resolution set to out of date
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing all MSN tickets, since it has been removed in pidgin 2.12.0 after being broken for a couple of years (see The skypeweb plugin can be used as an alternative (yes, it supports MSN logins too)

If this issue is still present in any other protocols supported by pidgin, please leave a comment and we will reopen it.

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