Help for Messenger 2.1

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by shavedbeeber, Oct 19, 2003.

  1. shavedbeeber macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2003
    My version of MSN Messenger, 2.1 for OS 8.6 suddenly quit working after a reboot last week. The message I get says service is unavailable or I'm not on the Internet. I know another user has the same problem but Microsoft doesn't do support for this version. Anybody know how to remedy the problem.
  2. switchingGeek macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2003
    Dallas, Texas
    MSN changed the protocol, and are dropping the old version. you HAVE to upgrade to the new version to continue using it.I know that GAIM etc have broken because of this. and I'm pretty sure GAIM doesn't work on OS 8/9 etc.

    I just checked on the MSN site, and I couldn't find a verswion for OS 8. check

    Sorry :-(
  3. shavedbeeber thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2003

    That explains a lot. I appreciate your help. Maybe I'll have to get the boss to give me a newer OS! For purely professional reasons. . . :)

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