File Transfer through Messenger

sambouka

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Jan 6, 2003
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I am having problems trasfering files through messenger. Everytime I send something or vise versa, I get this message "We could not send this file because the connection is blocked. Please contact your network administrator or Internet service provider; they may be able to enable file transfers."
I am not behind a firewall, I can send and receive files through my pc at home, but on my mac I cant. I'm not sure if it has to do with my network settings (I am logged on as Admin)

thanks
sam
 

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Jun 22, 2001
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I read up on this a while ago. They know it doesn't work, but they can't be bothered to fix it. It's sad, in the features they say "send files, even to a windows client." I can receive but not send.
 
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awulf

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Mar 1, 2002
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Try Unblocking one of these on the firewall on your computer:
Port: 6891 (for MSN)
Or port: 5055 (for Yahoo Messenger)
Or port: 5190 (for AIM)


See if that works
 
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Originally posted by awulf
Try Unblocking one of these on the firewall on your computer:
Port: 6891 (for MSN)
Or port: 5055 (for Yahoo Messenger)
Or port: 5190 (for AIM)


See if that works
I leave my firewall off all the time. MSN themselves admit it can not send files from the mac version. Firewalls aren't worth the trouble they cause... but that's just me.
 
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Burnie (BEL)

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Jan 8, 2003
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I'm using it with in a airport network I've red somewhere i should forward port 6891 until 6901 but I don't know if it was for a windows messenger or the mac version wel i mapped port 6891 and 6901 wel i will try to forward them all i will let you know ... Somebody else found something?
 
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