msn messenger

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by syntekz, Dec 16, 2002.

  1. syntekz macrumors newbie

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    #1
    msn messenger for the mac.

    i cannot connect to the server at all since.

    i can connect on my parents pc and at work on my pc there.

    i have downloaded the latest and greatest version and still nothing.

    anyone running into similar problems?
     
  2. SilvorX macrumors 68000

    SilvorX

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    its a common problem on Mac OS, you can try the app called "Fire" or "Proteus" (try looking for them on versiontracker or macdownloads.com), they're similar to the windows chat app Trillian, which let you go onto an MSN acct, aim acct, icq acct, and yahoo acct all at the same time on one app
     
  3. Falleron macrumors 68000

    Falleron

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    I have had this problem before. There is a simple fix. Trash your MSN preferences in your home directory + they re-boot msn. This will sort your problem out.

    /users/(your directory)/library/preferences/microsoft

    The find the file MSN Messenger Preferences. Delete this.
     
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    The pref is in the pref folder too, scrap them both just to be sure:

    /users/(your directory)/library/preferences/microsoft/MSN Messenger Preferences

    &

    /users/(your directory)/library/preferences/MSN Messenger Preferences
     
  5. kenkooler macrumors regular

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    According to my experience, the windoze one can bypass proxy servers while the mac version can't.
     
  6. syntekz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That solution worked. Hopefully I don't have to do this everytime I restart my computer.
     
  7. Falleron macrumors 68000

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    It normally only happens when you update the version I think.
     

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