Help! MSN Messenger problem...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Captain Planet, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Captain Planet macrumors 6502a

    Captain Planet

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    So I have I think what is that latest version of MSN Mac...or however you call it. Anyways, only since yesterday, it's been shutdown for no reason...as soon as I try to chat with someone, or close a window. It keeps showing an error message and closes. What can I do?
     
  2. Captain Planet thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Captain Planet

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    Well I re-installed it...I think it might of done the trick.
     
  3. etorres macrumors member

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    Exactly the same thing is happening to me and a couple of friends. I tried reinstalling mac messenger with no luck. It seems to be a widespread problem and microsoft doesnt seem in much of a hurry to fix it. msn messenger is already in version 8 for some some time, while mac users are stuck with an anemic version 6. Unfortunately ichat isnt compatible with msn, so we are stuck with this crappy version. Hopefully microsoft will deliver a better upgrade, future versions of ichat will be compatible with msn or some other viable and compatible client will be available for mac users.
     
  4. Captain Planet thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah...I thought it worked but it still does the same thing after re-installing it.
     
  5. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    Its a known issue - Safari 3 breaks MSN Messenger, as well as a number of widgets.


    Link : http://groups.google.com/group/micr...134aa1b9fba/f70721d1022a68bb#f70721d1022a68bb
     
  6. ElCambo macrumors regular

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    :O is that why my amazon art widget is no longer working! Damn you safari 3. im getting rid of you.
     
  7. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. Same thing happening to me!

    Oh well, Adium is good.
    And I'm more inclined to damn Microsoft than Apple.
     
  8. etorres macrumors member

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    Lets look at the bright side... For a long time OS X users have been forced to use a stripped down, obsolete version of messenger. Maybe finally we will get a fully featured messenger, or maybe not. lets cross our fingers.
     
  9. tidyamo macrumors newbie

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    MESSENGER SAFARI 3 bug

    I too have all the same problems as above - since installing Safari 3 beta I get kicked out of messenger when closing down a conversation window - time to uninstall Safari 3 me thinks

    amo2007
     
  10. Teddy's macrumors 6502

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  11. tidyamo macrumors newbie

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    safari 3 beta and messenger

    YES it does break MSN Messenger - now im trying to re-vert back to older Safari for now as I need Messenger for work
     
  12. 2Shae macrumors 6502

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  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    What about the alternatives, aMSN, Adium and Mercury? You can try one of those instead.
     
  14. jazzguy macrumors newbie

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    sign on problem

    Can someone help me????
    My MSN works fine, except when i click the msn icon to start up, it doesnt ask me for a password...instead it automatically signs me on and connects me. I need more privacy than that, and want to know how to set it so that it always asks me for a password.

    At work, where i have the windows version on a pc, it asks me for a password as long as i signed off the previous time.

    With the mac, it doesnt matter whether i signed off or not. It always connects me without password.
     
  15. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Google the tutorial (free) to get MSN contacts through Jabber (free account) in iChat. Download Psi (free) to expedite this process. No one should be forced to Microsoft software on their Mac.:p Especially when you can use iChat instead. I used aMSN (couldn't ever stand Adium) until I got it to work exclusively in iChat. If anything, check it out and if you hate it, just switch back to the Microtard's app when they release version 7 later this year (Read: Next year). ;)
     
  16. xpisnotforme macrumors member

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    -5 points for utilizing msn messenger. i wonder if hidden code realized it was connected to a mac and crashed it.
     

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