File Transfer through Messenger

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by sambouka, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. sambouka macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2003
    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)

  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I *think* this is a known issue, I have NEVER been able to get it to work either :(
  3. 4409723 Suspended


    Jun 22, 2001
    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.
  4. awulf macrumors 6502

    Mar 1, 2002
    South Australia
    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
  5. mmmdreg macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    I can recieve but not send but I'll try that firewall thingo later...
  6. 4409723 Suspended


    Jun 22, 2001
    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.
  7. Burnie (BEL) macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2003
    Does it work withAnyone of you guys??? I only can recieve....
  8. Burnie (BEL) macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2003
    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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