MSN Messenger on Mac

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  1. iknowgungfu macrumors member

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    Hi all,

    I have installed Office 08 and the version of MSN messenger that comes with it. As far as I know it is the most up to daet version, but no matter what I try I cannot log onto to my MSN account.

    I receive a message saying that it could not connect to server and to check if I am connected to the net. I am deffo connected to the net so I am completely stumped. I installed Yahoo messenger and that works fine...is there some kind of port forarwding needed for MSN Messenger to work?


    Cheers in advance.
     
  2. PeteB macrumors 6502a

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    Just don't bother with MSN at all on the Mac, it's a shoddy implementation and years behind the PC version.

    Go for something else like Adium instead, you'll be far happier.
     
  3. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    If I recall correctly, Office 2008 ships with Messenger v6. The current version is v7; you can download it off of Mactopia.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.
     
  4. iknowgungfu thread starter macrumors member

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    I updated Office as soon as I installed. I just checked and it is Version 7. I also installed Adium the other and Mercury and they all have the same problem.

    I am sure it is something (relatively) simple - I am just new to using Macs.

    Any other suggestions?
     
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  6. Vivid.Inferno macrumors 6502

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    Sorry to piggyback, I just had a quick question. I have never owned a Mac, but I plan on ordering a MBP this week or next week. What I was wondering is if the MSN games work? My boyfriend and I love to play Solitaire Showdown all the time.

    Sorry, and thanks in advance.

    V
     
  7. umbilical macrumors 6502a

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    msn suck for all systems... use ADIUM X is great! :cool:
     
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  9. juanster macrumors 68020

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    I also use adiumx for my men messenger. But I would loveit if they made actual msn for the mac. I read somewhere tyt apparently microsct does have some people working on the mac version and that there is a beta version to catch up with the windows version. I just really don't believe so you are stuck with adium for now. I know it sucks. Hopefully adium will add video soon as well.
     
  10. iknowgungfu thread starter macrumors member

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    It is an account/email that I have had for many years. Logging on with my PC is fine. I have tried Adium and Mewrcury and they all give the saem cannot connect error.


    Very strange. Saying that I have AppleCare so I may take it in and ask them to sort it :)

    It's just a bit embarassing isn't it (I am quite IT literate) :)
     

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