Problems with ALL MSN Messenger clients

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by grahamnp, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. grahamnp macrumors 6502a

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    For the past month or so, I haven't been able to receive any files send to me by my contacts. The files seem to stop after a certain percentage of the file has been received eg: stops after 200kb of a 1.2mb file but only after 2mb of a 10+mb file. To me, the program reports that my contact has cancelled but my contacts sees it as if I cancelled the download. Downloads of any other kind(non-MSN) work perfectly.

    I've used Adium, AMSN and MSN Messenger for Mac and they all have this problem. It hasn't always been this way and I even tried using Time Machine to restore Adium to it's state at about 1 month ago but it does not work. I've got this problem when using a USB modem, ethernet(to router) and Wi-Fi. I've also experienced this problem with two different ISPs and so I think it's a problem with Leopard?

    I'm running 10.5.5 on a 15" 2.4ghz Penryn MBP if that's of any help.

    Any ideas on how to fix this would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    The MSN file transfer protocol is absolute rubbish. Use something else. :rolleyes:
     
  3. heehee macrumors 68020

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    What he said. It's unless, even if you are transferring from PC to PC.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I can't even log into MSN Messenger right now... using Adium 1.3.1, let alone transfer files.
     
  5. grahamnp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That isn't exactly a solution for me. I would gladly use iChat or Skype but nobody I know uses it(MSN is pretty much the only IM service used on this side of world) so I'm stuck with MSN for these kind of things.

    True, MSN's file transfer is plain terrible but it's worked before so something's gone wrong.

    Anybody has any ideas?
     
  6. tibi08 macrumors 6502a

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    a) Email
    b) File sharing website
     
  7. grahamnp thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Appreciate the suggestions but I'm looking for a solution to the current problem rather than a alternative.
     

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