Messenger not signing in.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Fatalfury, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Fatalfury macrumors newbie

    Fatalfury

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    Hey,
    Whenever i start up Mac:Messenger or Adium and other IM programs it either dose not sign in or display and message saying that it cannot connect to the internet. I have tried to sign in on a different network and it has worked, it just seems that my home network it wont let it sign in. I have opened the IM port on my router and checked everything there and still no success.

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    :)
     
  2. dandaman2 macrumors regular

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    So you've checked ports on the router, but is there a firewall up on your mac? the mac's built-in firewall? This would make sense because some applications can connect to the internet but others cannot.
     
  3. Fatalfury thread starter macrumors newbie

    Fatalfury

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    yeah i have checked the router.. unless there is sumthing thats stopping it that i have no knowlodge of.. and the built in firewall isnt either coz it has been working on other networks. I have tried numerous messenger programs and the only one that works is skype :p no msn related ones.
     
  4. dandaman2 macrumors regular

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    This is odd. I'm not much of a net admin so I don't know what else to say, besides searching Mroogle.
     
  5. Fatalfury thread starter macrumors newbie

    Fatalfury

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  6. Claiiire macrumors newbie

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    Try this, maybe.

    May not help, but mine started working again after I deleted my saved keychain for it.
    Try going to applications>utilities>Keychain Access and finding you msn email application password thing there and deleting it. Then go back to mac messenger...sign in and it should work. Lol, mine did anyway.
     

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