On a Mac that wants to chat with one Hotmail user via Adium. Help!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PinkHippo, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. PinkHippo macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2010
    Hey there! :)

    I'm on Mac OS X Version 10.5.8. I've got one person that only uses their Hotmail account to IM, so I went ahead and downloaded Adium. I was able to set up my GTalk and AIM accounts without a problem on Adium, but I'm having issues with MSN Messenger. I literally just signed up today for a Hotmail account. I went ahead and downloaded Microsoft Messenger for Mac and the Hotmail account I set up works fine with that, but for some odd reason it will not connect via Adium.

    I've tried a number of times to add the Hotmail account via MSN Messenger. (Entering the full Hotmail email address under the MSN Passport section and using the correct password.)

    Each time I do that I get an error message from Adium saying, "MSN: Our protocol is not supported by the server."

    I've tried deleting the MSN Messenger account and re-adding it. I also tried quitting Adium altogether and restarting it, but I've had no luck whatsoever.

    Does anyone have any advice for me?
  2. PinkHippo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 5, 2010
    I actually did search this forum as well as the Adium forum and I couldn't seem to find anyone that had encountered the same problem. Most folks had issues with their contact lists loading, etc., but not with just adding the account to Adium.

    A few of my work colleagues said they'd try to help me out, so if they help me fix the issue I'll be sure to post how we fixed it on the forum in case others have the same problem.

    Until then, I'd appreciate any help folks can send my way. Thanks in advance. :)
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I think Lemon's point was that that would be a good place to post your question, although of course searching first is always a good idea.

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