Microsoft messenger for mac not signing in!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Frohike, May 14, 2007.

  1. Frohike macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey could do with a little help here,
    I use Microsoft messenger for mac and for the past few days i have been unable to sign in, it attempts to log in for about a minute or two and then says "Sign in to microsoft messenger failed because the service is not available or you may not be connected to the internet" I am clearly connected to the internet. Messenger was working just a couple of days ago and all of a sudden i can't sign in! It would be greatly appreciated if you could help me out!

    Cheers,
    Frohike
     
  2. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    uninstall it (including the preferences file) and reinstall it

    try using Adium too, it's better than the official MSN
     
  3. Frohike thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok so i took your advice and installed Adium and now its saying "Connection error from Notification server: Writing error"

    So now i'm thinking its my Mac thats stopping me using these. Maybe my system preferences or something? Anyway a little help on this would be fantastic!
     
  4. Blubbert macrumors 6502

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    Do you have PeerGuardian2 installed by chance? I had a similar problem after installing PeerGuardian2, Adium wouldnt connect to MSN. Disabling the Microsoft blocklist solved that problem immediately.
     
  5. nightelf macrumors 6502

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    That error is common. I get it a few times a month. Prob the server where you are logging is restarting or something like that.

    Also check if you have the latest version 6.0.2.
     
  6. MagicUK macrumors regular

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    Once you have resolved the issue I would advise sticking with adium, It was recommended to me a few days ago and personal opinion but I think its one of the *mac must have's*.

    Regards
    Mark
     

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