MSN Messenger for Mac v3.5 file transfer problem

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  1. maqq macrumors newbie

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    I just got my Powerbook G4 today. I installed the MSN Messenger for Mac v3.5, but the file transfer feature wouldn't work. I don't think my connection has a firewall, so what's the solution to this issue? TIA!!
     
  2. floatingspirit macrumors 6502

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  3. raytube macrumors member

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    Hi,
    It's worth checking if the person you're transferring too has a firewall. In a previous version of MSN messenger for Windows XP file transfer was stopped by XP's own in built firewall! It seems to work now in the latest version so you might want to check that out if you're transferring to an XP user.

    Also, check in your Sharing preference under the firewall tab. You should probably have a few things ticked in there, you shouldn't need to do anything particular there as I have no problem with the default settings. I just tried it between my powerbook and my XP box (which uses the latest version of messenger) and it worked fine.

    Hope you get it sorted!

    Rick
     
  4. maqq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Rick

    I checked the Firewall tab under Sharing. Nothing was ticked as default. I clicked on "new" and found the MSN Messenger (6891-6900) option, so I addede it to the list, then ticked it. But still it didn't make any difference.

    I can transfer files with this person on my PC with same connection just fine. He has either v6.0 or v6.1, which shouldn't have the problems that the old versions had.

    Not too happy with this, but I don't even know who to blame, MSN or Mac...
     
  5. raytube macrumors member

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    Hi,
    I would still get your friend to check they have the latest version of Messenger as it was only very recently that this was resolved. Also make sure they have MSN Messenger and not just Windows Messenger that comes as standard. MSN Messenger is just nicer to use and seems to work better. I think Windows messenger is still at something like V4.7.

    Anyway, hope you get it resolved, if I think of anything else I'll post again,

    Rick
     
  6. maqq thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi Rick,

    You were right. First I tried file transfering with another friend, everything was fine. Then I tried it with the one who I had problems with, I could send files to him, but I couldn't receive from him. He has the latest MSN Messenger 6.1, but he's on a campus network which I think might be where the problem is.

    Thanks Rick appriecate it
     
  7. raytube macrumors member

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    Hi,
    Glad you've found the source of the problem. It doesn't surprise me that you might encounter file transfer problems with someone at an educational institution, often these places will have that kind of file transfer blocked.
    At least you can actually chat on it though, some places block IM apps completely.

    Cheers,

    Rick
     

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